Caleb’s Story

Site created on April 27, 2021

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Journal entry by Megan Peoples

Day 8-

Today we start round two of chemo. Caleb continues to have very low platelets, white blood cells, and red blood cells. His sodium and phosphorus are also low which they are supplementing. We received the genetic testing back from his bone marrow and he has the most common genetic mutation which is called hyperdiploid. Which basically means he has gained extra chromosomes. (4, 9, 10, 17, and 21) This type of mutation is the MOST responsive to treatment and has the most favorable prognosis long term. Every keeps telling us "if you are going to have a childhood cancer this is the one to have." Which is all good news but we still wish he didn't have to have it at all of course. 

Caleb's appetite is better, he still can not stand on his own but did work hard with the physical therapist yesterday with some positive improvements and signs. I have noticed a few hairs falling out so that may be starting. Drs. are still hoping for discharge tomorrow or Thursday. 

Let this crazy Rollercoaster continue. 
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