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Archive for January, 2011

An Update

It’s been a long time since posted, but it’s time. Stem Cell transplant was initially successful, but remission lasted for a short period; Julie’s myeloma is, and always was, identified as very aggressive, and unfortunately, there’s very little left they can do to control it. Further SCT’s were thought to be unproductive; a chemo treatment called Revlamid was rejected by her body as well. The only alternative was aggressive chemo and Julie has made the decision against further treatment as of roughly 1 month ago, as the medicine is extremely hard to tolerate. The Doctors here in the Valley and Froderdt did everything they could, but Julie ultimately made a very difficult, brave decision to take matters into her own hands. She is doing in-home hospice treatment as of today, and the objective is to keep her as comfortable as possible. All Family members will be here to see her through to the next phase of her journey. Julie, Abbie, Maddie, Chloe Jo and I want to thank everyone for all the support and efforts over the past year. Not much else I can add except that we are in good hands and I’ll keep you posted.

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