Mom and dad just came back from another successful trip to Boston. Here's the latest update from my mom:
Hello all. We made it to Boston with no problems yesterday despite a bit of snow, which has already melted today. This morning Jim had labs drawn, met with the doctors, and began round two of chemotherapy. They are pleased with how he is doing. So far he has only a few "nuisance" side effects like itchy skin and puffy eyes, nothing at all to worry about. We are now in the airport heading back to Rockville. We will return to Boston on Wednesday/Thursday for another infusion, have the weekend back at home, and then will be in Boston most of next week to to complete this cycle of chemo and begin some preparation for the March stem cell transplant.
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to amyloidosis research in support of Julie's April marathon. The Boston medical team is very grateful for the funding this will provide for research. They have linked to Julie's fundraiser on their site. Go to http://www.bu.edu/amyloid/research/ and look at the link in red on the right site for the Derby Marathon Fundraiser. It features a photo of Jim in his wetsuit and swim cap at the triathlon he did last September with Julie on Detroit's Belle Isle.
For those who have been asking about visiting us in Boston, we did inquire about this today. We were told that Jim should really not have any visitors until his immune function has stabilized, which will probably be towards the end of April at the soonest. We will be in touch, but unless you hear otherwise, you can assume things are going OK. Love Andy and Jim
Thank you all for your continued donations and support!