Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bone Marrow Biopsy Day

Today Mom had her second bone marrow biopsy.
If you weren't aware that this was happening, let me explain. The Doctors do a second bone marrow biopsy a few weeks after chemotherapy is started to see how the cancer is responding to the treatment. If it has gone into what they call 'remission' or less than 5% leukemia cells in the bone marrow, they will continue the plan of action they are taking. If it has not gone into 'remission', a number around 20% or 60% leukemia cells would be bad, they will switch to a more aggressive plan of attack.
Rob went with Mom to the hospital this morning and Mom called around 9:15 to say that the biopsy went really well. Mom's first bone marrow biopsy was difficult. They had to try five different times to get a sample of bone marrow. It sounds like it went much better this morning. I don't know that Mom will get the results today, but most likely by tomorrow. After we get the results we will be told what the next phases of Mom's treatment will be. How long each phase is and how much of a break she'll get between.

Please pray for good results! Either way though, we know that God is in control and He has a plan for Mom's life.


1 comment:

  1. Praying with you all for positive results! Love you guys!

    Dennis and Michelle