The Adoration of the Christ Child

The Adoration of the Christ Child
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Everything in its Right Place

A blog about disability, life, parenting, and learning what it means to live well in this world.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Raise your glass!

Last Friday one of Adam's doctors came and told me the good news: Adam's MRD test results had come back and he is now clinically negative--there are no detectable Leukaemia cells in his bone marrow anymore.


So this means two things in particular for us just now. One is that the chemotherapy has been working and has done what it is supposed to do. And the second thing is that now we are on course to finish the intensive treatment at the end of January and go on to maintenance without further chemo.

This is good news, obviously, but as usual there is one shadow: the doctors can't make any predictions on Adam's future because he wasn't at zero when he should have been. Usually they expect zero to happen at the end of induction, and that is what all their predictions and statistics are based on. Because it took Adam longer--even though it's so great that he got there at all--means they don't really know what to say about his long term chances. Of course that doesn't really matter at this point, and what does matter is that we don't have months yet to go.

Which is good because I'm only finally getting around to writing this post during one of his steroid-induced insomnia patches at 1:23am!!

Good night (hopefully!) all, and thanks for your prayers and support!

1 comment:

Mel said...

Woohoo!!! You all are amazing!!!