Kim started round two of chemotherapy on Monday. It was a long week of working out the kinks and getting into the groove. Monday was the longest. He was at the infusion center from eight am to seven pm. The other days varied from four to six hours. Each day can involve lab work, then maybe infusions of potassium and magnesium, EKG, Dr Cook has to get all the data, then the chemo. It will be a long seven months before we reach the end of this phase called maintenance, but a short exchange for years of life.
Today we got good news in a late Saturday afternoon phone call from Dr. Traer’s office. The test we sent to OHSU last week, RARAPL, which tested for the presence of leukemia cells in the blood, came back negative. This means he is in remission!!! We were told at the beginning of this journey that if we could achieve remission, there was a 95% chance of cure. So, we are celebrating tonight!
Thank you to everyone who continues to keep Kim in your prayers!