Pray for Grant

June 6 2011 8:15 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, June 6, 2011
David here

Grant is in clinic today for bone marrow testing and a spinal tap.  If the last bone marrow testing had been all normal, he wouldn't have had another bone marrow test for 10-12 weeks.  However, due to the one "abnormal" result that they now think was a false positive, Dr Dreyer wanted to take a look at the bone marrow much sooner. 

We should get the first results(MRD by flow cytometry) back by late this afternoon.  This is the test that was very slightly positive 2 weeks ago and they are now calling a false positive.  The other two bone marrow tests they run--FISH and PCR--will take a few days for results.  He will also have his spinal fluid looked at for leukemia cells and he will receive chemo in his spine.  This is something he gets every 10-12 weeks.  The spinal fluid usually takes a couple of days for results to come back. 

Please keep Grant in your prayers today. 



 

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June 6 2011 8:15 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, June 6, 2011
David here

Grant is in clinic today for bone marrow testing and a spinal tap.  If the last bone marrow testing had been all normal, he wouldn't have had another bone marrow test for 10-12 weeks.  However, due to the one "abnormal" result that they now think was a false positive, Dr Dreyer wanted to take a look at the bone marrow much sooner. 

We should get the first results(MRD by flow cytometry) back by late this afternoon.  This is the test that was very slightly positive 2 weeks ago and they are now calling a false positive.  The other two bone marrow tests they run--FISH and PCR--will take a few days for results.  He will also have his spinal fluid looked at for leukemia cells and he will receive chemo in his spine.  This is something he gets every 10-12 weeks.  The spinal fluid usually takes a couple of days for results to come back. 

Please keep Grant in your prayers today.