Ok, so we have been going through our ups and downs through this Chemo process. But we finally got some really promosing news today. Well first off, my mother has 9 brothers and sisters who are still alive and do not have some disease which prevents them from being a bone marrow donor. With siblings, you have a 20% chance of each sibling being a 100% match, which means the body will not reject the transplant. However, we learned last month, none of her 9 brothers and sisters were a 100% match.
This was bad news because the only option left is to go to the "world donor bank" and look for matches from completely random strangers. Well, today we just got word that they found a 100% match. I think this is pretty crucial in the getting "cured" dept. As without a 100% match it would be very likley that the body would reject any transplant and they would need to have her on agressive medicine the rest of her life.
Just wanted to share and update. Today is a good day.