Jerry Nowell

First post: 9/25/2017 Latest post: 10/21/2017
Thanks for stopping by to check on Jerry.   As most of you know,  he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, an as-yet incurable blood cancer,  in April of 2010 and underwent a stem cell transplant in 2011. This provided him with 4 years of  a remission-like status until he relapsed at the end of 2015. Since then, he's been on various treatments , including an early phase clinical trial, and while these protocols kept the myeloma stable, they never really knocked it back as we hoped. Now it seems that they've gone on holiday.; we recently learned that his disease has become more aggressive and resistant to treatment due to an acquired genetic mutation that sometimes occurs in later stages of the disease.  We're still in the process of trying to figure out what this means for the near future, but are pretty sure that, in the short term, it will include a lot more time with the medical professionals while we work to sort through  next steps. Thank you all for your kind support -- we'll definitely be using the Caring Bridge calendar to coordinate the rides so many of you have offered to provide when the kids and I aren't able, and we'll definitely update with more news as available. ~ kit

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