This is going to be a long, sucky road.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Every worst case scenario.
Mom does not have the type of leukemia we were hoping for. She has ALL, the most common type of childhood leukemia, but a rarer type for adults, and one that is harder to treat. Mom had to have a lumbar puncture to determine if there are cancer cells in the central nervous system. When the puncture was performed, chemo drugs were injected into the spinal cord, just in case. She will begin chemo on Friday, which will initially take a month, and then she'll have maintenance chemo and then stem cell transplants in Seattle. And she will not rent an apartment to save me bother, despite her protestations.