Tuesday, November 8, 2016

From this day forward...

We received answers yesterday...the Lymphoma has migrated to the bone, a small percentage is in the bone marrow.  If I understand correctly, the Marginal Cell is doing weird things and the B cell is more controlled.  This means that Mike will have 2 or 3 days of continuous chemotherapy, which should hopefully take care of the new spots on the pet scan.  After the chemotherapy another scan will be completed to see if the treatment is working.  His levels are low right now, chemo won't help that, but shortly after they should increase, praying.  When they increase he will be able to return home.  The doctors also said that a stem cell transplant (bone marrow) would be needed, but as you can imagine there are many new questions to figure out.  Mike is taking it one step at a time and wants his spirit to stay strong. The fevers are being caused by the Lymphoma.  As of this morning he was on a high dose of Prednisone, which helps keep the fevers away.  Please send cards, messages, and prayers his way as we begin this new journey.
We are grateful for the doctors and nurses at UNC.
Mike loves his new Rocky shirt #fightlikeMike.

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