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Woodland, WA 98674
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This was taken 12 days before Liam was admitted to the Emergency Room.
34 days after starting HLH-2004 Protocol, chemotherapy and steroid treatment.
ANC (Absolute Neutrophil Count) 0
October 17, 2012
Today, I was admitted to the hospital to start the preparation to receive donor cells from my big brother Hunter. Please keep us both in your prayers.
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Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Dr. Jean Sanders and Liam
Dr. Jean Sanders built the pediatric transplant program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and provided exemplary medical care and compassion for thousands of patients and their families. During her career she trained more than 90 specialists in her field and authored over 300 scientific publications. She also chaired multiple cooperative research group studies and served as advisor for many medical and scientific organizations including the Children's Oncology Group, the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatrics and National Institutes of Health.
Click on the photo to read about Dr. Jean Sanders. You will be redirected to http://questmagazine.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/pediatric-transplant-pioneer-jean-sanders-built-the-hutchinson-centers-and-the-nations-pediatric-transplant-program/
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
825 Eastlake Avenue E.
Seattle, WA 98109
1354 Aloha St.
Seattle, WA 98109
1335 Aloha St. (under the clinic)
Seattle, WA 98109
Need help finding SCCA?
Call (206) 288-SCCA (7222) or
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We are dedicated to raising awareness about histiocytic disorders, providing educational and emotional support, and funding research leading to better treatments and a cure.
- The Birthday Boy…
- September is Histio Awareness
- DAY +231 ~ LIAM’S CHIMERISM TEST RESULTS 2nd BMT
- DAY +218 – Three years ago today…
- DAY +195 Clinic Appointment
- The Birthday Boy…
- LIAM’S CHIMERISM TEST RESULTS 2nd BMT – DAY +28, +42, +84, +114, +127, +156
- 2nd BMT – DAY +153 update – 5 months post Transplant
- 2nd BMT – DAY +132 ~ Liam is doing good.
- 2nd BMT – DAY +110 – Coming Home :)
- 2nd BMT – DAY +84
- 2nd BMT – DAY +82
- Liam learning to ride his bicycle (Video Link)
- Spit for a Cure: New Study to Define the Role of Inheritance in Histiocytic Diseases
- Liam is my HERO…
- 2nd BMT – DAY +79 Mommy’s Superman
- Mommy’s beautiful baby boy
- 2nd BMT – DAY +70
- 2nd BMT – DAY +67
- 2nd BMT – DAY +66
- Nana on My Hero… FB post by Mommy
- Ann on From a friends page..
- Auntie Deb on DAY+ 606
- Diane Balch on DAY +603
- Ann on DAY +600 UPDATE
- Nada Collins on Still no real answers…
- Debra Tsugawa on Liam is going to receive Hunters cells today, please pray… updates from mommy
- Nana on Today you can tell Liam is not feeling a 100% :(
- Ann on Today you can tell Liam is not feeling a 100% :(
- Ann on Picc Line placement today : (
- 1st BMT – DAY +0 Transplant Day – Photos
- 1st BMT – Journal Updates to Day +50
- 1st BMT – Liam’s Chimerism Engraftment Results
- Bone Marrow Registry Info
- Fundraising for Liam
- HLH Stories
- Kristy’s Twitter Updates
- What is HLH or FHLH?
- Alexandra H. Filipovich, MD – special interest in histiocytic disorders, especially Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
- Applying for Social Security Benefits for histiocytosis.
- Diagnostic criteria for hemophagocytic lymphohistocytosis (HLH)
- Diaper Rash Care & Home Remedies
- What are the symptoms of adrenal insufficiency?
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Category Archives: Liam’s BMT updates
Liam is day -5 and received 2 different chemos today. He is crabby and still having loose stools. He is charming all the nurses and still smiling at times he is amazing and such a fighter. Tomorrow he will receive … Continue reading
Liam was uncomfortable yesterday He seems to be in less pain today. He threw up last night and couldn’t sleep. The conditioning for his bone marrow transplant will start shortly. I had a long discussion with the team today. Trying … Continue reading
It was a really emotional day for me, just knowing the road ahead for Liam. It was hard to keeps the tear under control, knowing you have to make him sick to make him better. Liam will get his pic … Continue reading
Yesterday was IVIG and it turned out being a 6 hour day. Liam also had a pic dressing change along with labs and meeting with the team. Liam will get his Hickman placed on the 27th and will be admitted. … Continue reading
BMT #2 – Liam will receive the same conditioning that he received for his 1st transplant, plus they will be adding Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) for 3 days. They said this has been added to help increase his engraftment. His 2nd Bone Marrrow Transplant is … Continue reading
Noa’s appointments went well. I am so proud of his courage and selfishness. I should get the results of his tests in a few days. It was strange to go to an appointment without Liam, but it was good to … Continue reading
Update from Mommy: Liams appointments went good. He had nutrition, team, pic dressing change, and lab draw. I also learned Noa will need to be here the 11th, to start his donor work up. Liam will have a bone marrow … Continue reading
Update from Mommy: I got the call from the doctor about the cell abnormality in Liam’s cells. Its still there and Liam will need the harsher BMT. With this he will have to have 100% engraftment of donor cells from … Continue reading
Update from mommy: Not a good night for Liam He’s not feeling well, not sure if its, the chemo, steroids, or maybe something else. I can only hope it’s one of the first two. I really, just wish, he could … Continue reading
Some of them don’t taste good at all. So we add grape juice to it, so he doesn’t gag as bad.