Monday, July 21, 2014

Next Step: Biopsy

Ava finished her 3rd round of chemo last week. (She had the initial "induction" round when she was first diagnosed, then she completed two rounds of "consolidation"). As the pattern goes, she has a round of chemo, then a bone marrow biopsy to assess her response to treatment.

So, they are waiting to get a bone marrow biopsy. Ava is scheduled for a blood draw tomorrow. Her lab results need to demonstrate that her body is beginning to rebound from the chemo before they will perform a bone marrow biopsy. Once her labs show this, they will get a bone marrow biopsy to evaluate Ava's response to treatment and assess her MRD status. Hopefully her biopsy can be done this week, but we will have to wait on the lab results from the blood draw.

We will keep you informed, thank you for your faithful prayers.

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