Friday, February 29, 2008

Update on my SIL

Well, the news hasn't been good this week. After doing genetic tests on her particular leukemia, the results indicate she has a very rare type of leukemia that the cancer specialists at Chicago Rush have only seen 19 cases of...ever! And, of those 19, only one was able to find a bone marrow donor suitable enough and quickly enough to survive.

Luckily, Peggy has four surviving siblings! And, siblings are the single best chance for a bone marrow match. And, the statistics say it's a 1-in-4 chance a sibling is a match and she's got all four to "choose" from.

Outside the normal worries about what this means, this has hit me in an odd way too since I am a biological only child. I have half sisters but no full siblings. If this was me, outside God' divine intervention, I would most definitely be one of the 18 who wouldn't make it.

So, DaHubby waits for the call which might come next week to tell him when to start the screening process.

Meanwhile, Peggy has another bone marrow test this morning (in about 15 minutes actually) to see if the last 2 weeks of chemo has knocked the leukemia out for now and she'll be OK'd for a bone marrow transplant in about 2 weeks.

As always, your prayers are appreciated and pray as you are led.

1 comment:

Unashamed said...

Oh man, Beth. I don't know what to say. But I'm praying.