This update is not a very heartening one but the fact is our friend Gaurav had to face one more bitter reality. THE CANCER HAS RELAPSED. This happened some two weeks back.
Gaurav had to be immediately rushed to CMC Vellore within few hours of relapse. As the first task, the doctors at CMC Vellore are trying to get him in remission. To add to complications, the cancer has spread to some parts of Nervous System like the spine. This has made it more painful for Gaurav than ever before. However, the spirit with which Gaurav and Anuradha have taken life till now is admirable. We are all the way determined to defeat this disease again.
Gaurav’s bone marrow from peripheral blood has been taken for testing on Friday and the result will be out today. His marrow from the spine will be taken out today for checking if he has come under remission. If both the results are positive then Gaurav will be going in for a BMT in another month or so.
Anuradha and Gaurav’s mom have shifted their base to Vellore. They have taken a rented accommodation 2 Kms from Vellore. Amay (Gaurav’s son) is in Mumbai with his Nana Nani & attending school. Though he misses both Annu and Gaurav he has also taken it very understandingly. He will visit Gaurav and Annu in Vellore during Ganapati Vacation.
The Marrow result would be with us on Wednesday evening. Keep your prayers on for Gaurav.
Tomorrow (4-Aug) is Gaurav’s birthday; we wish him many many happy returns of this day. We wish he will be cancer free tomorrow (by being in remission) and on his next birthday (by having a successful transplant).