I am new to chat room/support group so please be patient. My dad was diagnosed with MDS a little over two years ago and has been on Vidaza for a little less than those 2 years. He has also been receiving platelets. But just recently in the last few months started receiving blood transfusions as well. Last week his Dr ordered a bone marrow test. The test came back yesterday and it shows the MDS has spread to AML. I currenly live overseas at the moment and I am struggling with what to do. His wife sent me the info via messenger with little details other than the Dr is considering oral medication and they won't know much else until a few weeks. But they are still planning their trip. My dad has refused bone marrow and stem cell. I guess my question with his age being 79 what is his prognosis? I just feel very confused.
I've been fighting Aml Leukemia since Nov 2016. I'm currently still in the hospital. You can read my story at.https://www.leukemiafighter.org
13 years ago the doctor came in and threw my chart down and said " I have the worse news possible. You have minutes to days to live" Here I am 13 years later after a stem cell transplant. It is not a death sentence. I am proof