As of now, we are going to follow the recommendations from Children’s. They have more expertise with this type of cancer and the pediatric protocols. Dr. Maly is onboard with everything they are wanting to do, and will accommodate the lab work and chemo here in Louisville. It is very comforting to have 2 very good cancer centers working together to get Alyssa better.
The plan is to start the new chemo schedule on Monday. That will last for 4 weeks. We will then travel to Cincinnati for the bone marrow biopsy. Once her numbers are where they should be, and she has a bone marrow donor, we will move forward with getting the transplant scheduled. This will be done up in Cincinnati. Her 2 big brothers, Taylor and Ben are being screened as potential donors. We are praying hard that one of them is a match. If not, then she will move to try and find a match through the national registry. Several of you have already asked about getting screened. At some point, we would like to host an event where we can swab and register potential healthy, young donors.
Alyssa has felt pretty lousy all week...tired, sore, achy, swollen etc. She was told that these are all symptoms stemming from coming off the steroid. The good news is they should only last a week or so and today she is already starting to feel better. Jared arrived just a couple of hours ago for the weekend so, of course, that put her in a great mood.
Please continue with the prayers. Every prayer and positive wish helps her.
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