Update About Brandon’s Treatment (11/17/16)

Hey everyone! I’m writing from our home away from home, a.k.a. the hospital! Brandon was admitted on Tuesday to be monitored while be begins the second medication of this new treatment regimen. A lot of work and prayers went into getting Brandon this newly approved leukemia drug, so we have been extremely excited to get started!

Brandon took his first dose of the medication on Wednesday and his dose will be slowly increased over 5 days. In less than 24 hours after taking his first dose, there was a significant decrease in the number of leukemia cells circulating in his blood! Brandon’s inpatient doctor, who played a major role in researching this drug’s success in AML, was extremely happy to see the initial results!

Brandon is doing very well and enjoying some rest and relaxation now that we’re in the hospital. With all the outpatient doctor’s appointments, blood transfusions, and chemo infusions, our last week has been incredibly busy. Although we’re stuck in the hospital, we are so thankful for the slower pace! The plan is for Brandon to stay at the hospital through the weekend, and then to go home on Monday. We are extremely thankful that Brandon hasn’t experienced any significant symptoms from this treatment. So far, it has been a very quiet and uneventful hospital stay; just the way we like it!

Thank you all for your love and support during this time. We are extremely hopeful for this new treatment and we can’t wait to see the results. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we begin this new part of our journey.

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Day One of Treatment!

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