Thursday, September 08, 2011

Bone Marrow Biopsy

Hi everyone,

On Tuesday, Dave underwent a bone marrow biopsy.

That's a procedure where a needle (tube) is inserted into the pelvic bone near the hip area, and marrow is extracted for analysis. Yes, it sounds uncomfortable, and it was. But the docs had Dave pretty well medicated, and for the most part he was awake and aware and apprised of what was going on every step of the way. That was at his request. The procedure took about 45 minutes.

Dave is awaiting the lab results, and once he finds out we will let you know what the course of treatment will consist of. One possibility is that he will remain in the hospital for several weeks while undergoing chemotherapy to battle the leukemia.

He's mentally up for it, and is ready to do battle.

That's it for now. When we learn more, I'll post it here. Your prayers are always appreciated.



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