Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday May 17th, 2010 - Ambiguous Results

I am not a doctor but I will try to paraphrase exactly what Dr. Kh******a -- names have been omitted to protect other people's privacy -- told me today about Barry's bone marrow biopsy. She said that Barry's white blood cells show a 98% engraftment, which is good. But his bone marrow also shows 30% blasts.  These two results are contradictory and thus it makes his diagnosis really ambiguous. We are going to do a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration again next week and reevaluate the results.


  1. You might want to get a second opinion from St. Jude. You aren't at a shabby facility, but it sure wouldn't hurt. The link looks strange, but I've triple-checked it.

  2. hoping for the best. i agree - a second opinion wouldn't hurt.