Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

We're sitting here at VGH while Richard is getting his blood tranfusion. The doctor that did the bone marrow biopsy came in early on.

The Ugly
-It's Leukemia. He'll be starting chemo soon (which I guess is kind of good in a way too).

The Bad
-They are still finding out more specifics. He said that the reason for the dry tap was that there were a lot of bad cells. The question is is that just a certain area where it's full of bad cells or are there bad cells in many places.

The Good (kind of)
-It's AML Acute Myeloid Leukemia which is the more common one that something like 80% of adults with Leukemia have. It brings us even more hope that Richard will pull through very well. We'll keep our fingers crossed.

It looks like we get to go home today. Richard's transfusion will take us until about 3pm, I figure. We're just waiting to hear when we come back for him to get his Hickman Line, his heart ultrasound, and for him to start the chemo.

And we wait.

Thanks again for all your love.


Mommy Tarno said...

I don't even know where to begin or what is the appropriate thing to say other than this sucks. Big hugs to you all and let me know what you need. btw... would you like me to take AJ to swim lessons on Sat?

The Bee Hive said...

Oh, Piss. I wish I was closer to help. Much prayers your way. XOXO.

lisa said...

My prayers will continue for you guys.

Al & Bren said...

Don't know what to say except we love you very much...keep the faith and let us know what you need.
Al & Bren and rest of the family

AJ and Dexter's Mom said...

Thank you everyone. Your good vibes and prayers are working so far!

ErIca said...

ready... here comes the love


Did you get it?

AJ and Dexter's Mom said...

I totally got it. Thanks.

maitai said...

We "heart" the Clarks!!! Good vibes to everyone. We're definitely sending out lots of love to you guys!

Steph said...

More love coming to you from the me and the boys!!! Wish there was more we could do to *help*. Keep finding joy in the good and use that to pull you through the "bad".

Anonymous said...

love you guys, thanks for writing this Sonja, I love all the details.

Jill H