Saturday, April 20, 2013

April 20, 2013

We are back home in PA for a short time.  Casey will start treatment in Houston on Thursday.  He came home to get his things in order.  They are putting him into a clinical trial.  Thursday he will have blood work and another bone marrow biopsy done.  He will be admitted to the hospital on Sunday.  They will start administering his treatment at that time.  He will be in the hospital for 9 days.  After he is released, he will have the medicine continuously feed through an IV.  He will have to return to the hospital every other day to have his IV bag replaced and for check ups. The total time for the cycle is 28 days.  He will then have 2 weeks at home, and then returns to Houston to start another 28 day cycle.  He will go through a total of 5 cycles.  An old friend and coach, Charlie Fry lives in Houston and has offered to let Casey stay with them.  I can't tell you how thankful I am for that offer.  We will be racking up some serious frequent flier miles.  It will be a long summer, but if this finally kicks this disease, it will be time well spent.

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