October 13th, 2016

The past couple weeks have been quite tough for me and my family. Last Sunday I had to be brought to the hospital due to the fact that I had lost all ability to control my legs. The doctors here at PMH have been searching to find the cause of my sudden condition and have come to the conclusion that its being caused by the lumbar puncture chemo that I have been receiving. At the same time, however, blast cells have returned to the spinal fluid and so i need LPs to clear these cells. So, they have changed the specific chemo drug being used for LPs.

Right now the main goal is to get three clear LPs in a row so that I can go to transplant. 

In terms of a donor it looks for sure like Spencer will be the donor. Using Spencer means we can suck him dry and the fact that he is at home makes logistics of donation much easier.

There have been a few hitches in our plan recently but as long as we can ensure the doctors stay focused on what needs to be done to have a successful transplant, we are doing all we can do.

Still fighting,

Ethan Wissell

9 thoughts on “October 13th, 2016

  1. Hi Ethan –
    We continue to follow all of the developments from Sudbury.
    Be assured of our most fervent prayers and that of our congregation for you and Spencer.
    You got this, Warrior!
    Love you!
    Uncle Brian + Auntie Debbie

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  2. Ethan, thank you for the update. Hold your power, you’ve got tons, and when things get too overwhelming stay positive. We will be at PMH on Tuesday and Wednsday. Much lové and support. Geoff, Patrick 💝, Thomas and Joanne

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  3. Ethan stay strong, you have come this far it is all going to work out, you are in good hands at PMH. We are thinking of you all the time, sending positive energy your way. Big hugs to you! Jackie, Mike, Natalia and Nicolas

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  4. I’m sure having control over the donor is brining peace of mind to you now; we are thinking and sending our neighbourhood support your way, and to your brothers! You are right, keep focussed on what needs to be done. You continue to impress everyone.

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  5. Hi Ethan keep up the fight we are pulling for you. Your parents have told us what a strong young man you are and how proud they are of you.

    All the best Don and Fran Rodger

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