Andrew was diagnosed with Erythroid (M6) Acute Myeloid Leukemia on November 4th, 2010 when he was almost 5 months old. Andrew is currently in remission from his cancer, after finishing his 5 rounds of chemotherapy. He is a healthy, happy toddler.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
We have a diagnosis
The flow cytometry came back to us this evening confirming the suspected diagnosis of AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia). It's been a really rough day. He's getting a boat-load of tests done tomorrow--he's getting a bone marrow and spinal fluid biopsy tomorrow, and while he is under they will also place a central line. He will most likely start chemo tomorrow night, which means that we he will stay in the hospital for the next four weeks then will be home for a week then start another four week chunk of chemo. The chemo regimen will last for the next six months. We appreciate all the prayers in Andrew's and our behalf. We can feel them working. We know that the next 6 months will be difficult but we know that the Lord is mindful of us and we know that he will continue to bless us with strength as we need it. We will probably update the blog with more treatment information tomorrow.