Richard "Dick"’s Story

Site created on January 9, 2019

Dick was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on Monday, January 7, 2019. He started treatment on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. He will be in treatment there for at least seven days. His treatment includes Azacitidine chemotherapy and Venetoclax. Hopefully, after the initial chemo treatment he will be able to go home where treatment will continue. For now, we are just waiting to see how well he responds to the treatment and are taking it day-by-day.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Richard Kadera

Hello again,
An update on Dick's leukemia.  We saw the Dr. on Tues. May 28th, his blood counts are staying steady and he hasn't had too many side effects from the chemo treatments.  His seventh and last treatment for this month is tomorrow morning, but will continue on through July and August.  His doctor said they may do another bone marrow biopsy after August.  But he will continue to receive Chemo for a while.  They may cut back from 7 days in a row to only 5 days and instead of every month maybe every 6 weeks.  We'll wait and see.  He is getting around pretty good, after chemo today we went to church and then came home and he mowed the front yard.  He is eating good although not a lot.  Did have a plumbing problem last week but we got that under control.  Otherwise, we are not doing too bad.  I have been going up to Milford, DE to help take care of Jill and leaving him alone but the only thing he complains about to having to cook his own meals.  I am doing fine, some days more tired than others but feeling good and glad I'm able to care for both of them.  Keep those prayers coming, God Bless you all.
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