This initial treatment is going to take a month and then they will see how Tanner looks at that time and decide if he can come home for a few weeks or if he needs another round of chemotherapy. Once they have "melted" all the cancer, they will start the growth hormone therapy so that his body will start producing new bone marrow and they will start aspirating and cryogenically freezing it so that they can eventually put the new baby marrow back in his body.
After looking at the Gene Array that was ran on Tanner, Dr Barlogi tells us that Tanner is low risk for the cancer to reoccur and the he can "cure" Tanner. We all know that Tanner has some rough time ahead of him with the aggressive chemotherapy that is coming, but are relieved to now have the knowledge that the doctor will be able to cure Tanner.
At this time, he's in his room playing X-Box 360 for all he's worth and said it felt good to sleep in his own bed last night. Personally, I'm still exhausted and am hoping I will sleep better tonight before getting back on the road tomorrow.
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