August 11th, 2013

Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights

Dad's Medical Update

If all goes well, my father will start chemotherapy tomorrow morning for Aggressive Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a type of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. More information about it can be found here:

However, he has to be strong enough for this treatment, which is very taxing on the body and will go on for a few months. He's been having trouble with low potassium and sodium levels, and just recovered from pneumonia. His immune system will be severely weakened, which will limit the number of visitors he can have. Today we dropped off a box full of VHS movies for him, and there's not much more I'll be able to do until this is over.

His bone marrow biopsy still isn't back, so we're not sure if he's in stage 3 or 4, but the treatment is pretty much the same. Thoughts and prayers are appreciated, of course ...