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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Clinic Visit - Bone Marrow Results and Bloods

Oscar's bone marrow results confirm that his blood is clear of all Leukemic blasts! So, he is still in remission and all is well.

His white blood cell count is still too high at 3.5 (although this is the lowest his cells have been on maintenance). The goal during maintenance therapy is to keep the white cells between 2-3 to ensure any dormant blasts are killed off. Before increasing the chemo for a 6th time we are checking Oscar's liver function just to be certain his body is coping.

We had the joy today of running into another little girl, Ella, who was diagnosed not long after Oscar. We haven't seen her in many months and she was looking amazing. It was great to see her and her mum and dad during better times. Oscar and Ella have shared hospital rooms and many, many hours in clinic together fasting, not fasting, having treatment, getting bloods taken and playing in the play room. In fact, today was her one year anniversary and she looks so good with all that hair! It was also good for us to get some tips from one another and just take a moment to say - we made it this far! Congratulations Ella and all your family.

Dr Margaret is away on holidays for a few weeks so we will be taking our luck with who we see next visit. Oscar has been very tired in the last week but aside from that he is a normal 2 1/2 year old having fun with brother and getting into all sorts of mischief.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Take care everyone. x