Chemo Prep Today
In preparation for Jesse’s chemotherapy, several tests and procedures had to be completed. Last night, he received a CAT scan. Today, Jesse went to OR for an arterial line placement, his Neostar IV line removed, a lumbar puncture with a small dose of chemo, pulmonary flush and specimen sample. The results of these tests will determine the potential chemo course of action. If all results come back without significant issue, he will have a kidney scan in the morning to verify chemo doses and then the chemotherapy regimen will begin in the afternoon.
Within the last week, the leukemia levels have ranged from 40 – 78% in his peripheral blood.