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Browsing Archive: January, 2012

January 31 2012

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, January 31, 2012,
David here. Grant had his bone marrow aspiration and spinal tap yesterday.  As usual, he handled it like a big boy.  Not one tear(the same can't be said for mommy and daddy).  Dr. Dreyer called last night to tell us that Grant's MRD was 0 which was great news. That means no leukemia cells detected by that test.  This  is the first of 3 bone marrow tests they run.  We should get the other results later in the week.  They also tested his spinal fluid for signs of leukemia and those results shou...
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January 5 2012

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, January 5, 2012,
David here.    Grant completed his last scheduled  in-clinic chemotherapy treatment on Tuesday.  He will continue to take oral chemo for about 4 more weeks.   He will undergo a diagnostic spinal tap and bone marrow biopsy at that point.  After that, he will get his blood checked every 4 weeks(unless we want it done more frequently) and have his bone marrow and spinal fluid checked about every 3 months.   The doctors don't really use the term "cured," but they say  that if he reaches the 5 yea...
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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: January, 2012

January 31 2012

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, January 31, 2012,
David here. Grant had his bone marrow aspiration and spinal tap yesterday.  As usual, he handled it like a big boy.  Not one tear(the same can't be said for mommy and daddy).  Dr. Dreyer called last night to tell us that Grant's MRD was 0 which was great news. That means no leukemia cells detected by that test.  This  is the first of 3 bone marrow tests they run.  We should get the other results later in the week.  They also tested his spinal fluid for signs of leukemia and those results shou...
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January 5 2012

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, January 5, 2012,
David here.    Grant completed his last scheduled  in-clinic chemotherapy treatment on Tuesday.  He will continue to take oral chemo for about 4 more weeks.   He will undergo a diagnostic spinal tap and bone marrow biopsy at that point.  After that, he will get his blood checked every 4 weeks(unless we want it done more frequently) and have his bone marrow and spinal fluid checked about every 3 months.   The doctors don't really use the term "cured," but they say  that if he reaches the 5 yea...
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