Friday, April 9, 2010

Casey's scope went well today.  He got good news and not so good news.  The results showed irritation, which with no food things should heal.  They gave him food to eat today, which he ate with no problems (other than hospital food is not all that tasty).  They also did a bone marrow biopsy to try to figure out what is going on with his new cells.  Upon looking at them, they did not see any sign of leukemia (great), but the new cells are not growing.  They are thinking of doing another transplant.  This one would not be as invasive because he would not have to go through all of the chemo to kill his cells, because he doesn't have any.  They would transplant him with adult cells, going with a donor who was not a great match.  For some reason they can get away with that this time.  Casey has an appointment with his doctor on Friday, at which time they will determine if this is the direction they want to go.  I asked Casey how he feels about that.  He'll do whatever he has to do to get back on the pool deck and back to his regular life as fast as possible.  He has commented several times on how good of a time he had last week.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness what they can do now a days. Hang in there like you have and get strong so you can hang out on that pool deck, we miss you!! Keep the faith and take care of yourself and try not to rush it, I'm sure it is hard. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine too. Caitlyn mentioned about visiting you sometime soon, so build yourself up buttercup so you can kid around with her, she will enjoy that from you.