Hey everyone, it looks like we hit our first speed bump of the transplant. The bone marrow biopsy came back and initially looked good, but we found some disappointing news in the analysis.
Cameron has been taking blinatumomab (immunotherapy) to target the strand of leukemia he has. While the results showed that it has in fact removed that strand, two new strands have showed up. The mutations allowed the cancer to remain in his system and slightly increased its presence (from .01 to .03 percent). Meaning, Cameron is not in remission as planned and necessary for the transplant.
To combat these new strands, Cameron will be taking a new immunotherapy inotuzumab for the next 3 weeks.
Radiation and bone marrow transplant will follow on the fourth week as long as the new immunotherapy proves successful.
Thank you for all your support and prayers. He is doing fantastic and is full of energy! On the bright side, he gets to enjoy 3 more weeks of summer outside of the hospital 🙂