Saturday, February 12, 2011

February 12, 2011

Here we go again. 
Casey had a routine bone marrow biopsy last Thursday, and I was hoping to be able to post on the blog that everything is clear and fully engrafted.  Unfortunately that is not the case.  Leukemia blasts are in his marrow.  The good news is that they have not entered into his blood, so it has been caught very early.  In September they did a bone marrow biopsy and discovered a very small amount of blasts, so they reduced his anti rejection medicines in hopes that the new stem cells would kill them off.  This last biopsy showed the blasts have multiplied.  The course of action they have decided to take is a clinical trial.  Casey was admitted into the hospital on Thursday to begin another round of chemo, which he is tolerating very well.  He had another central line put in, so it is back to taping him up for showers and daily line flushing.  Upon his release from the hospital next week, he will be going up to Hershey every other day to have his blood counts monitored and more bone marrow biopsies.  His dark brown hair will probably all fall out.  We are wondering what color it might grow in the next time.
I will keep you posted.


  1. Hang in there Casey and family, he is strong and a winner!!!

  2. Peggy -- Stevie told me about the bad news. I am on a rotation at Pinnacle in Harrisburg this month but if there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to let me know. Stevie has my phone number.