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June 6 2011 5:00 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, June 6, 2011

David again.

Great news today!  The MRD by flow cytometry came back at zero.  This is the one that was false positive 2 weeks ago. 

  Dr. Dreyer said that they saw "hematogones" in the bone marrow which are benign cells that look identical to leukemic lymphoblasts.  They are often seen in patients whose bone marrows are recovering from chemo(like Grant's)    She thinks the most likely explanation of the false positive last time was that the pathologists were really seeing these hematogones and they couldnt distinguish them from leukemia cells. 

We won't get the results of the spinal tap and the 2 other bone marrow tests until later in the week.  But, given the false positvive a couple of weeks ago, this is very good news. 

Thanks to everyone for the prayers and the words of support.   Melanie and I couldnt make it through this without you.



 

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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!

June 6 2011 5:00 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, June 6, 2011

David again.

Great news today!  The MRD by flow cytometry came back at zero.  This is the one that was false positive 2 weeks ago. 

  Dr. Dreyer said that they saw "hematogones" in the bone marrow which are benign cells that look identical to leukemic lymphoblasts.  They are often seen in patients whose bone marrows are recovering from chemo(like Grant's)    She thinks the most likely explanation of the false positive last time was that the pathologists were really seeing these hematogones and they couldnt distinguish them from leukemia cells. 

We won't get the results of the spinal tap and the 2 other bone marrow tests until later in the week.  But, given the false positvive a couple of weeks ago, this is very good news. 

Thanks to everyone for the prayers and the words of support.   Melanie and I couldnt make it through this without you.