We are nearing the one year post transplant mark. Tony is thriving, though there have been set backs at time. He had to stop maintenance therapy due to the extreme side effects it was having on him and has had to have extensive dental work due to the damage to his teeth from the high dose chemotherapy. He has good days and not so good days but he is still moving and shaking. We return to Seattle for a full work up and restaging of the cancer in May. All warm thoughts and prayers welcome.
Sep 13, 2016
Day 120 post transplant. Back in Seattle to be restaged and see where we go from here. Tony keeps smiling despite the pain and discomfort of the tests and bone marrow biopsies and we keep trudging along. Thanks for all your prayers and support.
May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016
TRANSPLANT DAY! Tony successfully received his own stem cells back today. Now for the long road to recovery...
May 04, 2016
Tony is on day 22 in Seattle and is on phase 3 of 6 of the transplant process. Tony is undergoing an autologous stem cell transplant, meaning he is his own donor. He spent yesterday and is spending...
Apr 22, 2016
On day 9 in Seattle. Tony is undergoing the pre-transplant evaluation. When all the tests are in the team will go forward with starting the process to do the stem cell transplant.
Apr 08, 2016
Prayers have been answered! Tony will proceed with transplant starting next Thursday, April 14 at the Fred Hutch Cancer Institute in Seattle as originally planned. Please help us raise the funds...
Mar 31, 2016
Due to unforeseen circumstances with our insurance company, the stem cell transplant date is on hold. It appears we will need to transfer care to OHSU in Portland and utilize the providers there....
Mar 14, 2016
The stem cell transplant is scheduled. Tony will check in to the Fred Hutch Cancer Institute on April 14th to start the process. Please help us raise the funds for his relocation and housing costs...
Feb 26, 2016
Tony was diagnosed with multiple myeloma on December 4, 2015. Tony currently is undergoing chemotherapy treatments twice a week and dexomethazone steroid treatments weekly as he works towards an...