Casey just got finished with his appointment with his oncologist, and it is definite that they are going ahead with another transplant. They have located a donor who is a 19 year old male and it sounds like he is fairly local. He is an 8 out of 10 match. He will have to have a physical and then things are full speed ahead. The estimated timetable is 3-4 weeks. This time around Casey is only looking at staying in the hospital a couple of days. We are told this is a whole different ballgame. All of the prep work is done. He will only have to have some small doses of chemo. Dr. Ehmann is really quite amazed that Casey is at day 66 today, with no immune system, and has been able to stay as healthy as he has (knock on wood). He also told Casey he may go to the Phillies game on Sunday and have 1 beer. He said he would like to keep him in a bubble, but knows how important it is for patients to lead a somewhat normal life. He said take hand sanitizer, sunscreen, wear a hat and enjoy your day. You gotta love Dr. Ehmann!
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