Today our journey took a new turn. We recieved the full results from Cameron’s biopsy from Day 5.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t as good as we hoped it would be. The Leukemia cells that are in his blood have a slight genetic mutation called Intrachromosonal Amplification on Chromosone 21, or iAMP21 for short. Basically, when the leukemia cells multiply, they make additional copies of a strand on the 21st chromosone.
It turns out this mutation makes it more resistive to chemo. And this moves his risk level to very high. It doesn’t change our schedule too much this other than we will be adding more intense chemo treatments into the rotation. We will still leave sometime in mid-March and go on to the consolidation stage afterwards. The chances of being into full remission by this time is now about a 50-50 chance. If he is in remission, great we continue as planned in consolidation. If not, we will still continue in considation but with some additional treatments and will check with another biopsy at the end of the 8 weeks.
If at this time he is still not in remission, we will explore different options. Possibility CAR-T therapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplant.
But that is not now. Now, we need to focus on today. And we will. This is all in the Lord’s hands.