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Rob is going to be in the hospital for the next two months.

We are now going for bone marrow transplant.

Read more at our CaringBridge post here.

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Date: 2017-11-25 03:27 am (UTC)
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Why does the cancer have to go away before they can do the bone marrow transplant? Isn't the transplant supposed to be what makes the cancer go away?

Oh, Peg, I'm sorry Thanksgiving was so teeth-grittingly stressful for everyone. *tight hug* I'm continuing to pray for everyone.

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Date: 2017-11-25 04:36 am (UTC)
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From what I understand: a bone-marrow transplant is a procedure that allows you to give a higher dose of chemotherapy. The chemo kills the cancer (hopefully) and then the bone-marrow transplant rescues the patient, because the dose is so high it also kills off part of the patient's immune system and a replacement is required.

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Date: 2017-11-25 04:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] madrobins
A bone marrow transplant is also (at least in part) a way of essentially rebooting the immune system (my friend Karen Williams just had one as a treatment for MS--the notion being that you're resetting the immune response to its original factory settings. This is helpful when you're dealing with blood-based cancers, but also, as you say, as a way of permitting higher chemo doses.

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Date: 2017-11-26 12:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] queenbookwench
Ugh, how stressful and upsetting, especially when y'all had hopes of feasting and good times with family!

Is there a housecleaning fund we can contribute to?

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Date: 2017-12-01 03:06 pm (UTC)
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I hope it goes as well as possible.

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