Leukemia humor is kind of a mixed bag. Anyhow...the mini monster pulled his PICC line out last night which I think was destined to happen. He has been pretty good about not pulling on it and such but last night he was destined to make it happen. It is stiched into his arm, like with actual stiches, and he pulled out one of those and the rest was easy. It stayed in far enough to finish the dose of Chemo he was getting but this morning, we made the trip down to radiology for a new one. He was sedated for that procedure but the sedation did not last nearly long enough for my liking. By all indications he is feeling great and is cruising the hallways (albeit pantless) today. His roommate is a little girl, 10 Years old, with bone cancer. She had a couple of bones in her leg removed and replaced with steel rods. Needless to say, she is in a great deal of pain and is also quite homesick. It is difficult not to get angry at life while watching some of the illness-caused challenges many of the children on 4 West have doing the simplest of tasks.
We do have some very good news to report. The results of the bone marrow biopsy are back and AML is present on less than 3% of the marrow cells. Anything less than 5% is considered success and a great step. This means that the chemo is working and is doing what it is supposed to do. It is a great sign.