Got the call today from Dr Talpaz's nurse, "take the husband off Tasigna permanently". The battle of elevated AST/ALT and Bilirubin has come to an end with the liver functions winning. Tasigna, as good as it did for the leukemia, just is not a friend of my husband and his liver. Now on to drug # 3 Sprycel. What kind of things should we be aware of with this drug? He will begin sometime in the next few weeks, once his counts all return to normal. I see from some of you a side effect is low counts. Greg experienced that on Gleevec way back in July, hoping it does not become a problem with this. It seems his system is just too sensitive to these drugs, which is so frustrating. On one hand we are happy the Tasigna was getting the leukemia under control, but these side effects are just more than any excitement from any good the drugs are doing.
Here's to hoping the third one is the charm! Any and all input on Sprycel side effects is gratefully appreciated. One good note is that his brother and sister are being tested for a bone marrow match, hopefully we'll not ever need it