We don't know if today's news can be described as another wave or a changing current...Dr. Lew called with Elena's test results.
They show her minimal residual disease (MRD) is .2%
What does this mean?
Elena still has a small (but real) amount of residual leukemia.
All planned transplant appointments have been postponed - AGAIN!
Ideally, her doctors would love her MRD to be undetectable entering a bone marrow transplant. Survival rates are much higher if this is the case. However, her doctors are also unsure if another intensive round of chemo would get Elena to zero MRD.
Elena's doctors are looking at possible options.
Right now, they are recommending more chemo to keep the leukemia in check and to hopefully reduce the MRD further or God willing - make it undetectable!
The big question the doctors have is what intensity chemo they should give Elena.
So, here we are once again with little direction, no plan, and no scheduled appointments.
- for God to direct Elena's doctors as they try to determine what our next steps are
- for God to give us and the
doctors His perfect wisdom about what is right for Elena
- for God to give us the strength,
peace, and hope we need
Liv's MRI is still on Wednesday, June 13th.
Here are the specific prayers for Liv:
- for Liv to be calm before
Liv not to be anxious about getting the IV (she usually gets extremely upset
for the sedation procedure to be safe and not harm Liv
- for Liv to come out of
sedation calmly ( she usually wakes up very agitated and upset)
- for the MRI results to show
NO signs of recurrent tumor
"The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace."