Melanie had another bone marrow biopsy today. She has had 5 biopsies since her diagnosis. Mom said that this one wasn't as bad, but Mel has been really sore today. She has also been quite tired.
The doctors have decided that it's time to go to plan B. For some reason, we may never know, the stem cells have failed to graft. We are all feeling really frustrated and just plain bummed out. We are extremely grateful to have a plan B however. Because the donor was so young and healthy, he was able to provide enough cells for some to be frozen in case it came to plan B...another tender mercy from Heavenly Father.
Here is Plan B:
*March 5th-8th- Melanie will receive Fludarabine, a form of chemo, and ATG (rabbit's blood)
*March 9th- continue with the Fludarabine
*March 10th- rest day
*March11th- stem cell infusion
Our family continues to have faith that Melanie will be cured. We have faith that it is in the Lord's hands and will be done in His timetable. We ask for continued prayers on Mel's behalf. This is going to be a rough week.
We are behind you all the way Mel!! We are cheering you on and praying for you always!