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.
My name is Barry and I was born on April 9th, 2009. I have acute biphenotypic leukemia and I want to educate others about becoming a potential bone marrow donor. I passed away peacefully on Thursday August 5, 2010 at 1:05AM at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital with my mom, dad, and aunt by my side.