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Oct 13, 2021
Our Dad, Jim Holve, has not been feeling well for a few months now. He was initially diagnosed with MDS - myelodysplastic syndrome - a genetic deletion that causes the bone marrow to not produce enough red blood cells. He was put on medication and was receiving blood transfusions but continued to have no energy or improvement. He was referred to Stanford, where he had a bone marrow biopsy and blood tests. We were told that he has Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML-M0). The doctors at Stanford do want to proceed as soon as possible with a chemotherapy treatment that they said was more “gentle” than older forms of chemo. He will begin those treatments on 10/26. He will be doing two 28 day cycles of the treatment and then be tested again to see if it has gone into remission. He will be able to have out-patient treatments at an infusion center in Visalia. Sheryl, Tim and Sandra will be on hand to care for him during these months. We have created this page so that we can post updates and give people an opportunity to communicate with dad through this site as he hasn't had much energy to respond to texts, emails or phone calls. We appreciate your prayers and support as we go through this process and we are hopeful that he will see good results.