Kyle Burch

First post: May 8, 2016 Latest post: Oct 29, 2016
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Kyle went in for routine blood work on the May 2nd 2016 after establishing a primary care doctor in the area. His doctor called him later that day and advised him to go to the emergency room ASAP because his counts were extremely low. Shortly after he got transferred to Cooperstown Bassett Medical Center. He was diagnosed with pancytopenia, just a fancy word for low white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. He had a very low immune system, no ability to clot blood if he had started to bleed and was extremely tired from the low red blood counts. His counts continued to fall drastically in the hospital. They did a bone marrow biopsy on the 3rd along with a platelet and blood transfusion. Kyle got discharged on the 4th and we went home. On the 5th we got a call about the results. It is Leukemia A.L.L. and we had to drive to Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital ASAP. Kyle stayed at Wilmont Cancer Institute at Strong Memorial Hospital where they started him on chemotherapy. He was a part of a 29 day in patient study. He returned home on June 2nd and will make trips to Rochester on a weekly basis for 1 year to receive chemo and monitor his progress. He will be out of work for this time as his body heals and deals with the ups and downs of regular chemotherapy. 

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