Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Treatment

When Brandon was transferred to the Huntsman Cancer Center, the main goal was to get his pain under control, to get his kidneys properly functioning (they were clogged from excess calcium in the blood from the breakdown of the bones), and get his CBC (complete blood count) more normal. Everything is looking really positive so far.

Brandon has already started taking various steroids to slow down the production of the malignant cells, and as of now, chemo therapy will begin as soon as Monday or Tuesday of this week. Brandon will be going through various rounds of chemo therapy after which he will have a bone marrow transplant. Initially, they will try to use his own bone marrow for the transplant in hopes that his body will take over with healthy cell production and go into complete remission!

--The Plewe Family

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