Rachana has now lived through the most challenging year of her life. It was last March when her Leukemia was diagnosed, without any warning. It is simply incredible what she has been through and I’ve seen first hand that she is now a stronger person than she has ever been. There are times when it becomes… Read More A year later
Nothing much has changed in the last few days. Rachana is still stable but critical. Stable means her condition is not constantly deteriorating, but Critical means the doctors are not sure if it’ll continue to get better, i.e. they are unsure of how things will unfold. Medically there is nothing much happening other than support.… Read More ICU Day 57 – Wait & See
The bone marrow biopsy from the week before and the Foundation One genetic results came up clean. The bone marrow results we got were preliminary and the final results be come in about 10 days, but the doctor expects those to be clean as well. The Foundation One genetic profiling result showed Rachana’s leukemia marrow sample… Read More Phase 4 has a hectic start
Last week was the final step in Phase 3, a bone marrow biopsy. This was done in a clinic and was quick.This was the fifth biopsy Rachana had. The first two were in North hills hospital where the leukemia was diagnosed. The second one was needed because they couldn’t get a good sample in the first. The… Read More Waiting for test results
Last week was the last chemo of Phase 3. Rachana will undergo a bone marrow biopsy next week to make sure there are no traces of Leukemia and she is still in remission. The bone marrow biopsy marks the end of Phase 3. Phase 4 (the last phase) will start the week after next, if her blood counts… Read More Phase 3 chemos end
The CT scan of the stomach came back all clear. There was no infection. The doctors think it’s the sores/ulcers, same as the mouth, that are troubling the stomach. It’ll heal as the blood counts, the white blood cells, the ANC keep rising to normal levels. The bone marrow biopsy was done this afternoon. It was… Read More Day 29 – Oh the anticipation
Rachana is now taking pain medication at a more regular frequency and mouth ulcers pain seems to be under control. Her ANC is now at 470 and if the trend continues she’ll be above 500 by tomorrow and that means she can stop doing the wipes as her body can handle the normal bacteria on skin; one step closer… Read More Day 27 – Turning a corner, maybe?