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Light the Night Team Tomas 2009



Welcome to our CaringBridge site. It has been created to keep friends and family updated about Tomas.

Tomas was diagnosed (DX) with Pre-B Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) on 6 September 2007.

He began treatment on 7 September.

Please read the journal entry from 5 November 2007 for an analogy.

It is going to be a two to three year journey from the Induction to the consolidation phase that will eventually lead to the maintenance phase.

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Paul Nichols posted a new journal entry.

I'm guessing that Tomas will be in patient for a few more days. right now they are saying that he will be released when he makes 250. We do have a target for what he is ... Read more

Paul Nichols posted a new journal entry.

I'm guessing that Tomas will be in patient for a few more days. right now they are saying that he will be released when he makes 250. We do have a target for what he is ... Read more

Paul Nichols posted a new journal entry.

I'm finding out that it is easier to run short updates on Facebook. These are the past couple of updates:15 Oct;  Tomas got a fever yesterday, temperature hit 101.5. For ... Read more

Paul Nichols posted a new journal entry.

Tomas got a fever yesterday, temperature hit 101.5. For those that don't know a temperature of 100.3 is an emergency situation. We took him to Fort Belvior to stabilize ... Read more

Paul Nichols posted a new journal entry.

Tomas had a temperature of 101.5, we are currently in the emergency room waiting for blood test results. Read more

Paul Nichols posted a new journal entry.

Well, it's been exactly two years since I witnessed the Technicans conducting the CT Scan on Tomas change thier composure from one of routine to concern. This is the time ... Read more

Paul Nichols posted a new journal entry.

Tomas had a clinic appointment yesterday, a day early because the cliniic had a maintenance day today. His ANC came in at 1500 so he is continuing his ... Read more

Paul Nichols posted a new journal entry.

Tomas' ANC was 1134 on Friday so made the counts and began day 1 of the cycle. I think this is the 8th cycle, we still have 15 months left. A new doctor attempted to ... Read more

Paul Nichols posted a new journal entry.

The speed bump has turned into a pothole.Tomas' ANC was at 538 today, chemo is on hold. We have another visit to Walter Reed next Friday, if the counts haven't ... Read more

Paul Nichols posted a new journal entry.

Tomas hit a speed bump today. His ANC level wasn't high enough to get the lumbar puncture. We have stopped his chemo and hopefully he'll be about to continue treatment ... Read more

Paul Nichols posted a new journal entry.

It’s been a while since we posted. Tomas is doing well in treatment, as is to be expected, there have been a couple emergency room runs because of fevers during the past ... Read more

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