Monday, April 12, 2010

The Final Countdown

Tyler has agreed to check into the hospital on Thursday of this week to begin his Induction Therapy. We anticipate that he will be in the hospital for about a month, so we are trying to clean out our DVR before he goes. ;) It's amazing how addicted we've gotten to our set of shows.

He's feeling generally crappy right now and still has that lingering cough. It's hard to see his spirits so low and his appetite down, but we hope that the Induction Therapy will knock the CML out of his body again. the real question is what to do afterwards.... The doctors are advising another round of DLI, which would mean giving Tyler more of his Dad's white blood cells to stimulate an immune response. We are also still hoping to get Tyler qualified for a clinical trial to find a drug that might keep things under control. Tyler is also entertaining the idea of a second transplant.

Thanks for your encouragement! We are so very thankful to have you in our lives and keeping us on this path towards (hopefully) a cure for Tyler's CML.


  1. I am new to CML and have found your blog very insightful...I too am headed to transplant as soon as a donor can be identified...your committment to each other is wonderful and I am sure somedays you alone are the reason Tyler survives this crazy disease. I will pray for continued success on your journey together toward wellness.

    Cheryl Thornton

  2. Hang in there Tyler, you will beat this thing. We're all in your corner.