He got his first out of five ATG infusions today. No reactions! All fine. And our MD spoke to the donor coordinator in Sweden for bone marrow stem cells at Huddinge Hospital, and they have found three potential donors out there! We haz hope!
Some days and nights at the hospital ahead. Mika begins his treatment tomorrow. You can read about ATG treatment for aplastic anemia here. Some rough and tough side effects to expect. Give Mika strength to meet and cope with the challenge ahead! He’ll make it! Capice? Photo by Karin.
Keeps us strong! What? All the love and support you give! Now we have a diagnosis. Now we have a plan. Now, let’s act upon it! Mika will get well!
Now we have a diagnosis. Mika has aplastic anemia. It’s a serious blood disease, where his bone marrow doesn’t produce blood cells. No red, no white, no trombocytes. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aplastic_anemia Next week they will start with ATG treatment, and start to look after a donor of stem cells for a bone marrow transplant. A process of months ahead. We’re definitely in need of mental and moral support and lots of prayers. We keep strong! We will make it!
While I was working today, Karin took Mika to the hospital for a trombocyte transfusion. The back has some petechiae and bruises, hopefully getting better now, beyond transfusion.
Today Mika got a blood transfusion at Vrinnevi hospital.
Mika and me at the outdoor roof terrace playground of the children’s hospital in Linköping.
Two years ago, we went to Valdemarsvik and Hedwigsborg when Nadine was here. She wanted to run, and to see the running app in action. We ran a bit, but walked too. Here is the end photo from the photo app!
Just to give a blood sample.
Time to go fully public with Mika’s situation. One suspicion from his low blood values was leukemia, so he has been at Dept. B53 BOND at H R H Crown Princess Victoria’s Children Hospital in Linköping, where e. g. cancer sick children are investigated and treated. After his bone marrow sample was analyzed at Karolinska in Stockholm, lekuemia has been RULED OUT! Phew! So investigation continues. Anyways, we will spend the weekend at home, so going home tomorrow! Photo by Karin.
Did it today. The annual together-with-my-kids Birthday Photo at the playground terrace at the kiddie hospital in Linköping, with Mika undergoing investigation. Not the regular place to celebrate. But – love is everywhere! Thanks for a loveful b-day, family!
At the hospital. Investigation continues. Here – a little pizza break.