Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bone Marrow Biopsy

Maren is at the hospital this morning for another bone marrow biopsy. This time, however, Emily and Jeremy are hoping they can get the doctors to do a special procedure during the biopsy that they usually only do during the very first biopsy. A special study has been paying for patient's bone marrow to be "fine combed" to look for hidden leukemia cells in the bone marrow. The find the hidden cells and do extra chemo and this procedure brings a patient's blast cells unbelievably low and decreases the chances greatly of leukemia returning. Maren was too sick during her first bone marrow biopsy to have this done and they usually won't do it anymore because the study doesn't pay for it after this. Emily and Jeremy are hoping and praying the doctors will do it if they pay for the procedure. Please pray for them as they speak with the docs and try to do what they feel is best for Maren. Thanks!!

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Anonymous said...

I am Justine, sister. Aaron showed us this blog and I wanted to let you know I have been following it and praying for you all.
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