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October 11, 2012 / Ingrid

Friday, Oct 12th ~ Blood Draw: Leukemia has Spread

Upon discharge from the ER admission, we were given bad news regarding Jesse’s blood test results.  It seems the leukemia in his bone marrow has now spread into his blood stream at a 14% level.  This means the Ponatinib is no longer working. 😦

Consequently, we will return to the hospital tomorrow for another blood test to determine how fast the leukemia is reproducing.  If the level has not greatly increased, Jesse will be able to return home for the weekend to continue the antibiotic orally.  If it has increased, he will more than likely be readmitted to get IV antibiotics.  Chemotherapy cannot not be started until the infection is gone.

When Jesse is infection free, the Ponatinib will be stopped and a new combination of IV chemotherapy will be given.  Jesse will be in the hospital for at least 1-2 weeks while he is monitored for potential side effects.





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  1. Andrea d'Arpe-Unger / Oct 11 2012 7:55 pm

    You have all fought so hard, this can only be another test from G-D. Keep fighting. Prayers to all of you.


  2. Dee Dee / Oct 12 2012 12:21 am

    We love you all and continue to pray.


  3. hwschmidt / Oct 12 2012 5:07 am

    Hello Jesse, we are with you on your journey of patience. suffering, disappointments, setbacks, and FAITH. We never let us take the Lord’s grace for granted. Loving God, help Jesse, his family, his friends, all of us to continue without looking back and move ahead toward the goal of your calling in Jesus Christ. Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your love and compassion. Help Jesse to reflect your nature to the tasks you place in his path. O Lord, we thank you for your love and give Jesse the strenght he needs to continue his fight against all his life’s sufferings, failures, and pains. Open his eyes to see the gifts of your grace. In Christ, hermann


  4. jemoto3 / Oct 12 2012 6:22 am

    Praying for you guys.


  5. jemoto3 / Oct 12 2012 6:24 am

    Praying for positive results for Jesse.


  6. Helen Morill / Oct 12 2012 6:45 am

    Prayers coming from Florida!! Jesse, keep on keepin on.

    Dear Jesus, our Great Physicin, remove the leukemic cells from Jesse, everyone of them in and through the power and authority that only You have. Waiting for and expecting miracles that onlhy You can provide. Amen!!!


  7. Jen Ingram / Oct 12 2012 7:30 am

    Praying Lord Jesus for restoration in Jesse’s body! Restore, Renew!!! We love
    you Jesse Stay Strong!!!


  8. Macbeth / Oct 12 2012 2:28 pm

    Well that sucks! When you are cancer free Jesse, you need to be an inspirational speaker. As always Praying. Love you.


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