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Browsing Archive: May, 2011

May 26, 2011

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, May 26, 2011,

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to thank you all again for all the amazing prayers you have sent up for our sweet boy. We are just  so, so thankful!!!  And thanks to all of you for enduring this emotional rollercoaster with us. Uhh!!!

Yesterday afternoon, I spoke with Dr. Dreyer, and then again this morning. Grant was at the clinic today getting an IVIG infusion to boost his immune system, and his counts looked fabulous! Dr. Dreyer said, in light of all the good counts, the 0 result on the FI...


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May 25 11:20 am

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, May 25, 2011,
David here.

Great news!  Dr Dreyer just called me to say that the Texas Children's lab just reported to her that the PCR test, the most sensitive test they run on the bone marrow, came back exactly the same as it was 3 months ago.  This is fantastic news.  We are thrilled beyond words. 

Grant has Catholics, Protestants and Jews praying for him in Texas, Nebraska, Louisiana, California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Colorado.  And I'm sure I'm leaving out some denominations and s...
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May 24, 2011 - 2yr Anniversary

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 24, 2011,

Today marks the 2-year anniversary from the day Grant was originally diagnosed. I can't believe it has been two years. In many ways it seems like only yesterday that he as a healthy 2 year-old boy, and here we are so close to him turning 5.

Last night, Dr. Dreyer texted David - "FISH NEGATIVE!!!!" Hurrah!!! He called her to see what that meant. They looked at 500 cells (normally they only look at 200). Of those 200 cells, none of them showed any DNA fingerprints of cancer. So, now we have on...


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May 23 2011 2:21 pm

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, May 23, 2011,
David here.

People have asked about finding out if they could be a bone marrow donor for Grant, if he ends up needing that. 

You can go to any Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center location, without an appointment, and ask for the bone marrow donation packet.  They'll swab the inside of your cheek and then they'll send it off for testing. You'll then be in the national registry. 

Please keep Grant in your prayers.


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May 23, 2011

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, May 23, 2011,

I know so many of you reading this are praying for Grant and are anxious for answers. We still have not received any word on how much, if any, Philadelphia Chromosome (PH+) is in his body. I hope we get some results today, but it is more likely tomorrow.

David and I took Grant in for counts after attending my nephew's 2nd birthday party on Saturday. Amazingly enough, his counts looked great. All his blood counts had come up significantly overnight. (Blood counts are white cells, red blood cell...


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May 21, 2011 - Relapse??

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Saturday, May 21, 2011,

One day you are going through life and feeling okay and the next you are hit by a train. Then you wait to see how bad the damage really is. That was our day yesterday.

 

Grant was diagnosed literally two years ago - May 24, 2009. He was been MRD 0 since day 8. (Meaning in remission and cancer free). Yesterday, his bone marrow showed .05% leukemic blasts. A relapse is 5%. So these are very low levels, but they are leukemic blasts that had not been there before. Yesterday, Grant’s cancer show...


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May 17 2011

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 17, 2011,

David here again.

Grant went in for counts today and everything looked good.  ANC 830; Platelets 153; Hemoglobin 10.9

Today is a huge today for the big guy. He graduates from the Strawbridge Pre-K program.

Words can't describe how Melanie and I feel about the love and generosity the people at Strawbridge have shown our family.  When Grant was diagnosed in May 2009,  his teachers from Strawbridge were among the first to visit the hosptial.  Since Grant was diagnosed, Strawbridge has refused to ac...


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May 3 2011

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 3, 2011,
David here.

Grant's counts were excellent today.  Nothing else to report on that. 


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Melanie McTaggart I am the proud mom and Claire and Grant. I am so blessed to have them in my life!

Browsing Archive: May, 2011

May 26, 2011

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, May 26, 2011,

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to thank you all again for all the amazing prayers you have sent up for our sweet boy. We are just  so, so thankful!!!  And thanks to all of you for enduring this emotional rollercoaster with us. Uhh!!!

Yesterday afternoon, I spoke with Dr. Dreyer, and then again this morning. Grant was at the clinic today getting an IVIG infusion to boost his immune system, and his counts looked fabulous! Dr. Dreyer said, in light of all the good counts, the 0 result on the FI...


Continue reading ...
 

May 25 11:20 am

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, May 25, 2011,
David here.

Great news!  Dr Dreyer just called me to say that the Texas Children's lab just reported to her that the PCR test, the most sensitive test they run on the bone marrow, came back exactly the same as it was 3 months ago.  This is fantastic news.  We are thrilled beyond words. 

Grant has Catholics, Protestants and Jews praying for him in Texas, Nebraska, Louisiana, California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Colorado.  And I'm sure I'm leaving out some denominations and s...
Continue reading ...
 

May 24, 2011 - 2yr Anniversary

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 24, 2011,

Today marks the 2-year anniversary from the day Grant was originally diagnosed. I can't believe it has been two years. In many ways it seems like only yesterday that he as a healthy 2 year-old boy, and here we are so close to him turning 5.

Last night, Dr. Dreyer texted David - "FISH NEGATIVE!!!!" Hurrah!!! He called her to see what that meant. They looked at 500 cells (normally they only look at 200). Of those 200 cells, none of them showed any DNA fingerprints of cancer. So, now we have on...


Continue reading ...
 

May 23 2011 2:21 pm

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, May 23, 2011,
David here.

People have asked about finding out if they could be a bone marrow donor for Grant, if he ends up needing that. 

You can go to any Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center location, without an appointment, and ask for the bone marrow donation packet.  They'll swab the inside of your cheek and then they'll send it off for testing. You'll then be in the national registry. 

Please keep Grant in your prayers.


Continue reading ...
 

May 23, 2011

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, May 23, 2011,

I know so many of you reading this are praying for Grant and are anxious for answers. We still have not received any word on how much, if any, Philadelphia Chromosome (PH+) is in his body. I hope we get some results today, but it is more likely tomorrow.

David and I took Grant in for counts after attending my nephew's 2nd birthday party on Saturday. Amazingly enough, his counts looked great. All his blood counts had come up significantly overnight. (Blood counts are white cells, red blood cell...


Continue reading ...
 

May 21, 2011 - Relapse??

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Saturday, May 21, 2011,

One day you are going through life and feeling okay and the next you are hit by a train. Then you wait to see how bad the damage really is. That was our day yesterday.

 

Grant was diagnosed literally two years ago - May 24, 2009. He was been MRD 0 since day 8. (Meaning in remission and cancer free). Yesterday, his bone marrow showed .05% leukemic blasts. A relapse is 5%. So these are very low levels, but they are leukemic blasts that had not been there before. Yesterday, Grant’s cancer show...


Continue reading ...
 

May 17 2011

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 17, 2011,

David here again.

Grant went in for counts today and everything looked good.  ANC 830; Platelets 153; Hemoglobin 10.9

Today is a huge today for the big guy. He graduates from the Strawbridge Pre-K program.

Words can't describe how Melanie and I feel about the love and generosity the people at Strawbridge have shown our family.  When Grant was diagnosed in May 2009,  his teachers from Strawbridge were among the first to visit the hosptial.  Since Grant was diagnosed, Strawbridge has refused to ac...


Continue reading ...
 

May 3 2011

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 3, 2011,
David here.

Grant's counts were excellent today.  Nothing else to report on that. 


Continue reading ...