Thursday, January 31, 2008
Up and At 'em
Dave has been feeling pretty good lately - his hematocrit is up to 41% this week! (That's a measure of the red blood cells - he's been low in red blood cells for at least a year, sometimes dangerously low.)
Dave had his bone marrow biopsy on Tuesday. The doc told us at that time, that based on his labwork alone, things looked good and she expected that the bone marrow biopsy would show the cancer cells in his marrow to be down to 10%. In which case, he could wait another two months before seeing her again. Today she called with the results from the biopsy. The cancer cells in Dave's bone marrow (which were 80% when he was diagnosed) are down to "less than 5%" now.
So the new plan is for Dave to get an infusion of Rituxan every two months, starting February 20th. Now, if only the DVT in his left leg would clear up, we could maybe go a week or more without visiting the hospital.
Posted by Anna L. Conti at 8:30 PM