Monday, August 24, 2009
We went over to the hospital this morning for the bone marrow aspiration and the RN told us that when a patient is about to undergo their stem cell transplant, they have to come over for bone marrow aspirations at least two times right before the proceduer is done.
Today was the regular bone marrow aspiration and it was done by a young man named Cameron who did a very good job and didn't hurt Tanner much at all. He said he got a good draw with LOTS of spicules! YEA!! They showed us the bone and blood that was drawn from Tanner's back and you could see lots and lots of white spicules.
Cameron said that the next aspiration will be for the gene array, which is what Dr. Barlogie uses to map out Tanner's treatment. If it goes as well as today, that will be a very good thing!
Knowing that his transplant and chemotherapy is coming up later this week, Tanner wanted to go, once again, for mexican food. I never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I'm really getting tired of mexican food. LOL! Funny coming from a woman who once went on vacation in San Antonio and ate mexican food for four days straight!! But seriously, knowing that Tanner is about to get pretty weak from the treatment that is coming in his near future, I wanted to take him to eat whatever he wanted today.
I need to file some of my paperwork away but wanted to take a moment and go ahead and update about how the bone marrow aspiration went this morning. I'd better get back to work now before Burce gets me... (Just kidding!)