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Nov 17, 2016
On April 7th 2016 Tim went to Aurora Urgent Care with complaints of leg pain and a cough. After testing, chest X-rays and blood work the doctor diagnosed him with leukemia and suggested he go to Aurora hospital for further work up. Tim spent April 7th and 8th at Aurora then was discharged home to follow up with his oncologist in Green Bay on April 12th for the diagnosis and treatment plan. At that appointment his oncologist recommended a second opinion with an oncologist at Froedtert that day. A bone marrow biopsy was done that day with a follow up appointment on April 14th. The diagnosis, Acute Undifferentiated Leukemia, came on April 14th. He was admitted to Froedtert that afternoon to start chemo the following day. Tim started two chemo medications, Cytarabine every other day for four doses and Daunorubicin, every other day for three doses. The chemo was doing its job and his white blood cells, ANC and blast cells were at zero on April 25. On April 25th a spinal tap was done with leukemia cells found in his spinal fluid. The first dose of chemo into his spinal fluid was complete and he will continue to get them until it's clear. Thank you for reading Tim's story, We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.