kent wrote:Wow! Jay!
That's good to hear your son is doing well. Sometimes my wife and I feel like we are the only ones "out there" that have been through leukemia and pregnancy at the same time. It's nice to know it is possible the baby can live. We need to tell people so they can know there is hope.
Agreed. We had a good team of doctors that were watching out for both my wife and the baby. They spent long hours calling different national cancer centers trying to reach a good consensus for treatment and thankfully were able to reach a solution that was safe for baby and saved my wife's life. Here's an interesting youtube video speaking of success in treating pregnant women with Leukemia... from Russia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUKXM0dKzsU
kent wrote:How is your wife doing? How are you doing? How have you arranged for child care?
Wife is actually doing pretty well. She underwent a MUD SCT back in December and is recovering very well. She just had her first post transplant marrow biopsy and the initial results are clean (still waiting on full results). She went into full remission (including PH+) prior to transplant and we're praying it stays that way.
I'm doing better than I would have ever expected dealing with something like this. It's our second cancer, the first being an oral cancer 4 years ago that seems pathetic compared to this. That being said, I sunk into depression during that ordeal. So far I'm handling this one pretty well thanks to prayer, support from family, my "cancer buddies", and a healthy dose of blogging, which I find rather therapeutic.
I stayed behind to take care of our two kids, while my wife recovers from her SCT in an apartment 300 miles away. It's been tough, but fortunately I have local family which has stepped in to take care of my little one while I'm at work and my 4 year old is in preschool.