June 9, 2010 - 3rd Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspirate Since Transplant
Today, Wednesday June 9th, 2010, they are going to do a bone marrow biopsy and aspirate on Barry. This is his third bone marrow biopsy since transplant. They are going to check the MRD to see how many percent blasts Barry has in his bone marrow. If the blast percentage is decreasing then this would be good. We would like to see the blast percentage be less than the 27% of the second bone marrow biopsy. This would further confirm that the GvL is taking effect in his body. I will post the results of his bone marrow biopsy as soon as I know. The results should probably come back on Friday.
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.