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by StepDad
Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Dec 8, 2004 update
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Views: 19741

Click here for Dec 8, 2004 update

Blake was moved into the PICU tonight. He is on a ton of antibiotics and anti-fungal medicines, but they think he has a fungal infection in his lungs. Right now, his breathing and all is good, but they need to keep him monitored. He's got a long way to go and a short time to get there if the bone Ma...
by StepDad
Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Dec 7, 2004 update
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Views: 19781

Click here for Dec 7, 2004 update

Nothing really to update. Blake is still feeling sick and throwing up. They have put him back on intravenous nutrition. They need to get him as healthy as they can before transplant, and they have a long way to go.
by StepDad
Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Dec 3, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 19557

Click here for Dec 3, 2004 update

Much has gone on and I've been extremely busy... The doctors notified us that they want to move directly to transplant, and they hope to begin within 3 weeks. Everything changes day after day so we have no idea what's actually going to happen until it does. Blake's Hickman Catheter (the IV tube in h...
by StepDad
Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Nov 30, 2004 update #2
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Views: 19537

Click here for Nov 30, 2004 update #2

Blake had his bone marrow test today. We probably won't have any info on it until tomorrow. If he is in remission, they will begin to look for a bone marrow donor. If not, they will be looking for an alternative treatment.

More to come when there's more to come.
by StepDad
Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:19 am
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Nov 30, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 19744

Click here for Nov 30, 2004 update

When it was discovered the type of infection Blake had, they took him off a certain antibiotic and put him on another, Blake spiked a temperature again... Tammy realized this and brought it to the Dr's attention... after 3 days of being sick again, they put him back on the original antibiotic and no...
by StepDad
Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:36 am
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Nov 29, 2004 update
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Views: 19682

Click here for Nov 29, 2004 update

Blake spent the holiday in the hospital, but was in great spirit. He was laughing and smiling and actually had a very happy time. The issue with Blake right now is his platelets, and they are transfusing him daily, but not responding, and continue to drop. He went a few days without a fever, but it ...
by StepDad
Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:27 pm
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Nov 23, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 19851

Click here for Nov 23, 2004 update

Blake had a wonderful weekend home. He got to drop the puck at the Richmond Riverdogs hockey game Saturday night. He also got a Goalie stick, he got to keep the puck he dropped and the on ice official threw him over a game puck. It was a great night. He went to clinic yesterday and all his numbers w...
by StepDad
Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: A special thanks to:
Topic: Anthony DiPalma and the Richmond Riverdogs Hockey Club
Replies: 0
Views: 18906

Anthony DiPalma and the Richmond Riverdogs Hockey Club

A special thanks goes out to the Richmond Riverdogs Organization for all they are doing for Blake and for the Bone Marrow Donor program.

It's with great organizations like this that make dreams come true and help the community when it's needed most!
by StepDad
Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Nov 19, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 20031

Click here for Nov 19, 2004 update

Blake is doing unbelievably well... the calm before the storm... he has been walking around and playing like he's perfectly fine. He has not gotten sick (thanks to many drugs) and he has his strength... The Chemo doesn't usually take effect until a few days in, but he's past that... He will definate...
by StepDad
Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: General Information & Questions and Answers
Topic: Becoming a Potential bone Marrow Donor
Replies: 0
Views: 58455

Becoming a Potential bone Marrow Donor

We would like to make as many people aware of becoming a potential bone marrow donor. All it takes is a small amount of blood for you to be put on the National registry. Testing for potential Bone Marrow Donors costs $65.00. (Minority testing is free) If you are tested, you have as good a chance of ...
by StepDad
Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Nov 17, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 19608

Click here for Nov 17, 2004 update

Blake is feeling great, and is in high spirits. We got some shocking news this morning... They are hoping to give Blake his last dose of Chemo on Friday evening so he can go home until a donor is found. Please consider joining us at the stem cell donor drive on December 9... Please look under "...
by StepDad
Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:04 pm
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Nov 15, 2004 update #2 (Important)
Replies: 0
Views: 19986

Click here for Nov 15, 2004 update #2 (Important)

Blake has relapsed... His Leukemia cells are over 50% again. He is feeling great but he's really sick again. The chemo protocol they are fixing to give him will make him extremely sick... They plan on killing all his bone marrow and then do a bone marrow transplant. If Tammy or his father don't matc...
by StepDad
Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:19 pm
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Nov 15, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 19471

Click here for Nov 15, 2004 update

Blake is back in clinic today, awaiting results of some tests they did on him to see if he goes on to round 3 of his chemo. Blake's kidneys are enlarged so he is also seeing a kidney specialist to make sure they are still in working order after all the work they have been doing. More to come when th...
by StepDad
Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Nov 10, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 19177

Click here for Nov 10, 2004 update

Blake had his bone marrow test today. It'll be a few days before we get the results. They plan on starting round 3 next week. The type of protocol he gets will depend on his bone marrow results. Blake is doing very well at the moment. The infections have seemed to have subsided and they plan on rele...
by StepDad
Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Nov 5, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 19218

Click here for Nov 5, 2004 update

Blake is still in the hospital. he is still getting a low grade fever, but they are worried because he had been getting headaches. They have run the gambit of tests on him, from CAT scans to MRI's to MRV's to spinal taps and they are still trying to figure that out. He has blood behind one of his ey...