Friday, 15 February 2008

Getting Ready for Collection

We had a planning session with the Bone Marrow Transplant team yesterday. Eric's schedule for collection was confirmed and he took home his Neupogen and syringes. He'll give himself Neupogen shots everyday and we go back early Tuesday for bloodwork. If the bloodwork shows sufficient stem cells already circulating, they will start harvesting on Tuesday. He has appointments Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week for collection.

Another MRI will be scheduled for the end of February. Two goals - first they want to check those lymph nodes and see what impact the DHAP has had. Second they want to see the status of the abscess. When they know more about both the nodes and the abscess, they will decide whether to proceed with additional chemo or to go directly to high dose chemo and the transplant. Seems like we are always waiting for more information!

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