Pre-Treatment Lumbar Test

This week starts off with a lot of testing to see if Naya is ready to begin the maintenance phase of her treatment plan. This phase is eight - 6 week cycles which we hope begins this Thursday. She needs a clean lumbar tap result, her ANC counts need to be over 1000 and her platelets need to be over 100,000 based on her own capacity, so no help from blood products or drugs to boost the bone marrow to produce white blood cells. We also need another audio test baseline before the 48 week phase starts this week as well. Her is Naya and her nurse practitioner Rosanna discussing all the above. She is in great spirits and ready to take on the challenge of her next phase of treatment. I'm incredibly proud of her!