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Oct 19, 2018
Steve is checked into his new temporary home at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. The goal is to achieve remission (shrink MDS cells from 16% to 5% or lower by the end of his induction chemo, which has lasted 7 days 24/7. He needs to be here because of wiping out the immune system. The biggest risk is infection, so best to be here at Froedtert. 85% of people do get an infection, fever. Plan: Induction chemo has been completed and he will stay at Froedtert another 2-3 weeks. He will have another bone marrow biopsy, Monday October 1. That will tell us how the induction chemo affected the MDS cells.
In the near future he will have a bone marrow transplant. His brother Kevin, or sister Susan may become donors.