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.
Thanks! Very colorful, the way we like it. Supporting a circular economy!
At the backyard. Deshi nags about going out every day. Sometimes we listen.
Virtual lipstick on!
Today I had an intro day, first day at my new job as a summer substitute support assistant at a group home for mentally disabled. Testing my work capacity over the Summer, plain and simple. It is in Åby outside Norrköping.
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.
Nadine is here! Got her today! All fine! (And yes … She does not want her face to be shown …)
Took part in the celebration in Folkparken, but left early. Karin is sick, so we chilled at home afterwards.