We received the news today that the CLL has made a Ritchers transformation to Large Cell Lymphoma. In the cancer world, transformation is not a good thing but the drugs are available to get this under control and proceed to stem cell transplant. This transformation occurs only in about 3% of CLL patients.
Gary went to OSU this afternoon to be admitted into the hospital. The chemo treatment requires a 6 day inpatient stay. We don't know many more details. We are pretty sure that treatment will be more intense and longer than we had planned for straight CLL.
I am in sunny Florida with the kids for the week. Garys parents are in from Colorado doing the caregiver role while I am gone.
More news soon!