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Browsing Archive: February, 2011

Sunday, Feb. 27 , 2011 - 1:25 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, February 27, 2011,
Check out this video! David and I are honored that we were able to be at this amazing dinner.
Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" talking about TCH Cancer Center and Grant's doctor, Zoanne Dreyer
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7357896n&tag=related;photovideo


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Feb 25 2011

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Friday, February 25, 2011,
Grant's daddy here.

Dr Dreyer texted us today that the PCR test done at TCH came back with no detection of any Philadelphia chromosome. That is great news.  Up until now, the results have been "low level detected that can't be quantified; less than .01%" which Dr Dreyer has told us is virtually the same as "none detected."  Whether it really makes any difference or not, it feels better to hear "none detected."

Grant went back in for counts today. His hemoglobin and platelets were very good but ...
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Feb 23 10:00 am

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, February 23, 2011,
The spinal fluid test came back clear.  2 results down; 2 pending.



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6:28 pm February 21

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, February 22, 2011,
Dr Dreyer just texted me that the first test--flow cytometry--was MRD 0.  That means no leukemia cells detected.  Very good news.  Now we wait on result of spinal tap, FISH test and PCR test. 
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Monday February 21

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, February 21, 2011,

Grant's daddy here.   Grant was at clinic all day today. Claire was with him because she was out of school for Presidents Day.  Claire was a very big girl today and didnt make Melanie's day even tougher. 

We found out that Grant is C Diff + yet again, which explains his recent tummy issues.  They did an abdominal x-ray which was normal.    He will need to take Vancomycin for the C Diff.  Also, his ANC dropped to 340 which is severely neutropenic.  His platelets and Hemoglobin came up a little...


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Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, February 16, 2011,

I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day. The kids, David and I enjoyed a pancake dinner at home, followed by strawberries dipped in chocolate. It was quite nice.
 
Okay for a quick family update - Grant and Claire are loving school and spending time with their friends there. David has been crazy busy at work. And I have been crazy busy too. (On top of doing Junior League and being room mom for Claire's class, I went back to work, part-time, and mostly from home. I am working for Hart Ene...


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Sunday February 6 2011

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, February 6, 2011,
Grant's daddy here.

We were so lucky to be able to go to Omaha Nebraska Thursday through Saturday.  I had business up there and I was able to bring Melanie and the kids with me.  YaYa(my grandmother) hadnt seen Grant or Melanie since Grant was diagnosed. It meant so much to her and us that she was able to see Grant.  She and the rest of the residents of Maple Ridge assisted living center have said so many prayers for Grant.  They--especially Pastor Norm--were thrilled to see him in person.  

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Browsing Archive: February, 2011

Sunday, Feb. 27 , 2011 - 1:25 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, February 27, 2011,
Check out this video! David and I are honored that we were able to be at this amazing dinner.
Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" talking about TCH Cancer Center and Grant's doctor, Zoanne Dreyer
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7357896n&tag=related;photovideo


Continue reading ...
 

Feb 25 2011

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Friday, February 25, 2011,
Grant's daddy here.

Dr Dreyer texted us today that the PCR test done at TCH came back with no detection of any Philadelphia chromosome. That is great news.  Up until now, the results have been "low level detected that can't be quantified; less than .01%" which Dr Dreyer has told us is virtually the same as "none detected."  Whether it really makes any difference or not, it feels better to hear "none detected."

Grant went back in for counts today. His hemoglobin and platelets were very good but ...
Continue reading ...
 

Feb 23 10:00 am

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, February 23, 2011,
The spinal fluid test came back clear.  2 results down; 2 pending.



Continue reading ...
 

6:28 pm February 21

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, February 22, 2011,
Dr Dreyer just texted me that the first test--flow cytometry--was MRD 0.  That means no leukemia cells detected.  Very good news.  Now we wait on result of spinal tap, FISH test and PCR test. 
Continue reading ...
 

Monday February 21

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, February 21, 2011,

Grant's daddy here.   Grant was at clinic all day today. Claire was with him because she was out of school for Presidents Day.  Claire was a very big girl today and didnt make Melanie's day even tougher. 

We found out that Grant is C Diff + yet again, which explains his recent tummy issues.  They did an abdominal x-ray which was normal.    He will need to take Vancomycin for the C Diff.  Also, his ANC dropped to 340 which is severely neutropenic.  His platelets and Hemoglobin came up a little...


Continue reading ...
 

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, February 16, 2011,

I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day. The kids, David and I enjoyed a pancake dinner at home, followed by strawberries dipped in chocolate. It was quite nice.
 
Okay for a quick family update - Grant and Claire are loving school and spending time with their friends there. David has been crazy busy at work. And I have been crazy busy too. (On top of doing Junior League and being room mom for Claire's class, I went back to work, part-time, and mostly from home. I am working for Hart Ene...


Continue reading ...
 

Sunday February 6 2011

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, February 6, 2011,
Grant's daddy here.

We were so lucky to be able to go to Omaha Nebraska Thursday through Saturday.  I had business up there and I was able to bring Melanie and the kids with me.  YaYa(my grandmother) hadnt seen Grant or Melanie since Grant was diagnosed. It meant so much to her and us that she was able to see Grant.  She and the rest of the residents of Maple Ridge assisted living center have said so many prayers for Grant.  They--especially Pastor Norm--were thrilled to see him in person.  

 W...
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