Gaurav has come back home from the hospital on Wednesday, 25-Feb. With God’s grace he did not develop any major complication or fever during this neutropenia.
With this, Gaurav has finished all of his 4 chemotherapy sessions over last 3 months. With no more chemotherapies due, we expect him to now recover fast over coming weeks.
Donor search is an unpredictable process in terms of both in terms of result of match-finding and the time it takes to get the stem cells from the donor. If we are lucky this entire exercise should take 6-8 weeks.
For us the donor matching and finalization is expected to be over by March end. If there is a match, donor stem cell collection should happen by the first half of April.
On the other hand, time is of critical importance here. Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) must happen while Gaurav is in remission (free of cancer), obtained from chemotherapy and before any relapse. This critical window period is also unpredictable!
Let’s pray that all events happen at right time (and right place)!
So now it’s recovery & re-vitalization time for Gaurav in preparation for the operation.
If you have any contact in Tel Aviv (in Israel) please let us know. It is one of the short-listed places for the operation.
In tune with this update, please note that I have extended the target collection deadline to 10-Apr. As mentioned in the previous updates, the collection response has been fabulous. We have received Rs. 1.11 Cr (Approx. US$ 247,000) till date. Thank you all. It has been wonderful!