Dad had an appointment with Dr. Dushkin today to discuss blood work results. The most important result was that his monoclonal protein level (IGA) which was well over 6000 in the hospital has now been reduced to 2776 – more than half in one month. The doctor was very encouraged by this news and it is a good indication that the combination of Revlimid and Dex is working well for dad. The hope is that in 4 months the levels will be normal and we can begin the process of stem cell transplant at University of Maryland hospital.
His WBC count has also improved from 3.2 to 7 in 10 days -and there was a slight improvement in RBC count. Dad will continue to have weekly labs and will get another course of Aranesp and Pamidronate. His kidney function is also normal. He has another follow up with Dushkin on Dec 11.
Keep it going dad!