An update on Iggy:
The marrow aspiration results came back, and Dr. Baylon, Iggy’s hematologist, decided to push through with his second round of chemo.
Most likely, the chemo was advanced to force Iggy’s cancer cells in a full retreat. Dr. Baylon hopes this will allow her to proceed with the bone marrow transplant while Iggy is still strong enough.
UPDATE: Day 2 of Round 2 of chemo. Iggy and Beng soldier on, even if it pains both of them.
As we said yesterday, Dr. Baylon hopes that advancing the chemo will force a remission sooner, allowing her to proceed with the bone marrow transplant while Iggy still has some strength and some meat on his bones. (He has lost 50 pounds since his leukemia was discovered.)
Of course, if her gamble pays off, it means that we need to raise at least another PHP1,650,000 really, really soon. That is how large a deposit St. Luke’s requires before Iggy can have his transplant.
Event reminder for this week: Batch 2007’s blood drive