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April 15, 2013 in Lymphoma by adminrcr

Walking pin cushion

Walking pin cushion

Blow-out

Blow-out

The docs confirmed that it is lymphoma. The final results as to which type of lymphoma are not in yet. Regardless, we’re off and running – he got a CT scan of the chest and neck which is clear – no tumor there. The PET scan was declined by the hospital so we’ll have to get that done after he is discharged. Bone marrow biopsy will be done and chemotherapy port will be placed tomorrow. The first round of chemo will be done in the hospital, but MAYBE he’ll get to go home by the end of the week. (Fingers crossed.)

He pooped today! I told him he needs the t-shirt 🙂 At least that is not causing him discomfort now. His fever went up to 103.7 at one point. Dr. Oommen and others say fever is not uncommon with lymphoma and not to be too alarmed. He got another unit of blood today. His hemoglobin was 8.2 this morning but 7.8 later.

If only Jeff could get some sleep. I have a good feeling tonight will be the night he finally does.

Visitors today: Dr. Steven Davis, Dr. Tim Schroeder, Carla Peveto, Darren Trainer, June Pollard, Ayesha Ratliff, Dr. John Burk, Dr. Kuppinger