Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Update on Helen Perdicaris Eady August 27, 2013

Charlyene Steele again has heard from John Eady, Helen's husband.  Helen had to go back in hospital Saturday. She had another bout of low blood pressure (hypotension) and she fell again. She is doing well in hospital, and we don't know when she will come home.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Update On Helen Perdicaris Eady - August 20, 2013

Helen went in the Hospital last Tuesday for her second "Consolidation": Chemo treatment.  Everything went well and she was to be released Sunday; however she was getting dizzy when she stood up from a sitting or laying position and the doctor wanted her to stay in the hospital for some test to determine the cause of her getting dizzy.  Monday she was to come home but she still had the dizzy spells. So, the docs ordered a cat scan for additional test.

This morning I went to bring her home, however the problem still exist, so they have another test being performed today.  All her blood work is good and all indications are normal however the problem is still there.  It may just be the reaction to the Chemo and she has to work through it.  I hope she will be released tomorrow.

Her third and last "Consolidation" treatment is scheduled in 3 or 4 weeks unless Moffitt calls to start treatment for a transplant.  Thank you for your continued prayers and good wishes.

John Eady

Monday, August 12, 2013

Update on Helen Perdicaris Eady - August 12, 2013

Charlyne Steele furnished to me this report, after she spoke with John Eady.

Helen has had her required consultation with Moffitt Cancer Center.  She is in acceptable condition for a bone marrow transplant.  It has been determined that her brother is not an acceptable donor.

The criteria for bone marrow matching is based on human leukocyte antigens (HLAs).  These antigens are designated by HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C, HLA-DRB1 & HLA-DQ.  Six of eight of these antigens must be a match for the bone marrow transplant to proceed.

After and acceptable donor is found, and the transplant is performed, Helen must be hospitalized at Moffitt for 30 days.  The following 60 days must be spent within 15 minutes of Moffitt.  Finally, the following two years will require monitoring at Watson Clinic in Lakeland.