Daniel had an appointment at Emory with Dr. Khoury Friday. They were able to get his labs with only one stick! Praise the Lord!
The red blood stimulation shots (Aranesp) are not currently having an affect on the bone marrow. The plan is to continue the shots every 3 weeks until June. A GCSF (Granulocyte – Colony Stimulating Factor) shot will also be added to the treatment. This shot will work on the white blood cells and hopefully boost what the Aranesp is trying to do. They will continue to monitor Daniel and do transfusions as needed.
In June, Dr. Khoury will reevaluate where we are and we will come up with a plan. Currently, the plan is to try for a clinical study that will begin around that time. Trying to avoid chemotherapy for as long as possible.
We appreciate all the prayers! There are good days and bad days but the Lord is in control and continues to bless us!
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)