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Some CNS Blasts Again
Jaymun had a diagnostic spinal tap on Monday.
He's feeling fine ...we just do them every few months to monitor the status of his CSF fluid.
They counted zero cells on the slide (good)
...but when they spun the entire sample down, they counted 18 cells, 3 of which were blasts (bad).
According to Dr. Camitta who's been doing this for over fifty years they were leukemic blasts.
This is a very minute amount of blasts (like last Aug/Sep) but still three is more than zero.
This morning we are going down for a head CT just to make sure there aren't chloromas in his head.
His peripheral blood counts were fantastic so at first glance they do not think his marrow is involved.
We have not been doing any sort of regular herbal regimen the past few months, other than periodic immune stimulators (echinacea, colostrum, etc.). So we will put an NG tube in him again, and spend a couple of weeks resuming the herbal regimen from last Aug/Sep. Then in two weeks we will do another spinal tap and see if they went away or not.