Monday, March 19, 2012


I thought I would get on here and give a little update.  Melanie has completed her first 7 days of spot radiation.  She has been doing well.  My mom told me today that she thinks it is starting to catch up with her a little bit.  She has been more tired.  Melanie has been very impressed with the radiology department in Logan, as well as McKay-Dee in Ogden.  She will have treatment every morning this week, and then she will be done with this phase.

Thursday, we will be having a family meeting at LDS with Dr. Hoda.  This will be to go over expectations for her transplant.  Melanie and my mom will head back down to Salt Lake on Monday the 26th for Melanie's pre-transplant protocol.  This will consist of 3 days of chemo, two days of full body radiation, and then her transplant on March 31st.  All of this will be done outpatient.  This means they will get to stay with Greg and not have to be in the hospital.  If all goes well, she will not have to go back into the hospital at all.  We are praying for things to go smoothly.

Thank you for your continued prayers.  Melanie has accomplished so much, but there is still a battle ahead.  She has such great faith and determination.  I will post more on Thursday, after our family meeting.

Love to you all!

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