Friday, 3 July 2009

Nothing New

Nothing new - and we hope that is good news. Since the transfusion (3 units) last Thursday, Eric has felt good and has not had another transfusion. For comparison, when he lost the first graft, his hemoglobin dropped about 10 pts daily and he had transfusions every 2-3 days. We know that his graft has never been 'robust' and expect that his counts will always be lower than normal. Maybe we also need to expect that he will have these times that the counts drop precariously low?

Initial results of his bone marrow biopsy show empty or hypocellular marrow. Eric asks a good question - what do they compare his marrow to? It's compared to normal healthy marrow. Eric has not had normal healthy marrow for the last 3 years, so we don't really know if the current 'empty' marrow is any worse than 2 months or 2 years ago... As we all know, his case is unusual, unique and more detailed testing is needed before we have any answers that would lead to treatment discussions.

It's always something...

BTW, during this holiday season, blood supplies are always low. Please donate if you can.

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