1 in 10 to 20 adults with ALL have a chromosomal abnormality called Ph1 that can indicated a poor response to chemo. If Mom has Ph1, then she may not qualify for a marrow transplant, which is usually the best bet for remission. I feel tense and angry that the test is taking as long as it is to be completed, as it seems to be all we can think about. However, Rigoletto is next month, and that's seeming to approach all too rapidly, as I'm not memorized yet. Thank God I'm only in three scenes, although even they seem impossibly dense right now. Frigging Verdi. It couldn't have been Handel, could it?
So, we wait and play with the babies and chew our nails and cook meals and do laundry and edge lawns (Marianne, you tireless badass) and go to sleep each night wondering what news we'll wake to in the morning. Every night we just pray for the best and cry a little as we wonder if it will be the worst.