Steve Esser

First post: Sep 28, 2018 Latest post: Apr 30, 2019
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.
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.