Dr. Connelly called on Saturday with some preliminary results from the bone biopsies on Thursday. The cancerous cell percentage in her bone marrow before beginning chemotherapy was 85%. After this second dose of chemo, the doctors hoped the percentage of cancerous cells would be 25% or less, and it is--20%. Great news! They hope that by the 19th of April the percentage will be 5% or less, an indication that the cancer could be on its way to remission.
Kerri got a reference to a great book about childhood leukemia called "Childhood Leukemia A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers" by Nancy Keene. The book has a lot of great information that is helping us understand what is going on now and what will go on in the future. It could be a great resource for any of you wanting more information than we are providing here.
We want to express our gratitude for all of the amazing support, but worry that typed words may cheapen the deep-seeded appreciation. In spite of that, thank you all so much for the thoughts, prayers, hopes and other support. It has been awe-inspiring that we could be surrounded by so many excellent people.
I got my first experience with wearing a mask around the house as my Strep Throat came back this week.
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