Nov 27, 2012 - 11:16 am
Things are moving so quickly now. Last night David ran a 101.1 fever and we had a lot of activity in the room. Blood cultures, urine samples, chest xray. Then this morning we woke up to you need another blood transfusion. He is having that now. At 1 he has the bone marrow biopsy and starts the seven chemo drug regimen tonight. You can feel the tension in the air. I asked our doctor, who is well respected in the field, how many people has he treated with plasma cell leukemia. He said 7 but 4 were secondary plasma cell leukemias. He said there is no standard protocol and a third of the patients don't make it past the chemo. He said if no results in two rounds there won't be any. He said on the plus side two of his patients lived 2 years. All of this is little comfort to me right now.