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Old 09-04-2002, 05:32 AM
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Doug is doing great. Transplant is scheduled for Sept. 18. He passed several tests that have allowed him to become the fifth recipient of a new radioactive drug being tested in a phase 2 study around the country. So far so good.

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New Update 7-4-04

It's Official from Leeanne!!!
We're coming home! The doctors released Doug from the "Hutch" at 1:00 p.m. today; we leave for NJ tomorrow morning. Doug is in total remission! While he still has a long recuperation period ahead, he has already made tremendous progress in regaining his energy and strength. The doctors told us "he turned the corner quickly". Doug doesn't have to come back to Seattle until next September for his first anniversary check up.

Thanks to ALL of you for helping to make his treatment possible. We couldn't have done it without any of you. Doug and I will never forget the outpouring of concern and well wishes, the love, the caring or thoughtfulness that you sent our way. We especially thank you for your generosity whether it was time spent sending us email or funny stories, calling on the cell or donating to the Doug Lewis MM Foundation; for everything we are truly grateful and indebted to each of you.

Thank you from both of us.

Doug & Leeanne Lewis
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Good to know he's doing well...

Thanks for the update Tim!
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September 17, 2002

Hi Everyone:

Today was the day that each of you helped make happen. Doug's transplant was completed at 11:04 a.m. PT. At the moment he's snoozing off some of the drugs they've given him to reduce the effects of the preservative used to freeze his cells. (The preservative smells like creamed corn and has permeated the entire room and everything in it!) He is doing well and is expected to keep doing well. The doctors have told us that he is an extraordinary person and patient (but we all knew that).

The next 10 days are critical in that it takes that long for his new stem cells to start producing white cells that make up his immune system. The gentleman that had this same protocol before Doug was not hospitalized during his treatment, and of course Doug being the competitive person he is, has decided to accept this challenge and also stay out of the hospital although it is quite common to go in.

It is too soon to anticipate when we will get Doug's "walking" papers but we should know in about 2 more weeks based on how well he is doing and if he had to be hospitalized for any infections. A tentative date is sometime in October.

Please be sure to pass the good word. Thanks again for everything each of you has done to make this all possible. Doug and I are extremely grateful to each of you for your generosity, thank you from the bottom of our heart.

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DOUG, glad to hear the surgery went well.

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FANTASTIC!!!!!!!

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