Tuesday, March 17, 2009

17 March 2009

Jeremy went back to preschool for the first time since he was diagnosed, and he had a wonderfully happy time!

Unfortunately, the doctor told us that there are still significant numbers of blast cells in his bone marrow. She will continue with his current chemo program, and re-assess his treatment when he has another bone marrow aspirate on 25 March 2009. She told us that some children are initially slow to respond to the chemo, but eventually the chemo does remove all the blast cells in their bone marrow.

However, as a precautionary measure, she wants Ken, Stephanie and me to go to hospital tomorrow and give a sample of our blood, to see whether we could be possible bone marrow donors for Jeremy should he need to go down this track. At the moment he does not require a bone marrow transplant, but the doctor is just getting prepared.

Thank you to all who prayed for Jeremy’s bone marrow aspirate yesterday. We know that God is good and that He will look after us, whatever happens.

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