I wanted to share this because I know that there have been questions about Zavie's recovery since his stroke. I am copying and pasting this from the NewCMLDrug website.
Pat (#1307 in Zavie's Zero Club)
To those who are not on CML2 - Zavie has been very ill and is currently in the hospital.
Here is the latest, dated June 27 posted on CML2 by Marty:
"I just received this update from Zavies Daughter and I am sorry to say that Zavie has had a bit of a setback. Now, I really know Zavie and he is as tough as nails, so I am praying that he will soon be able to start being himself and get better. The one good piece of information is that he is not suffering pain..
Quick update... Zavie seems to have slipped into a sort of coma as of this afternoon. He is for the most part non-responsive. The doctors have no idea why or what is happening. They suspect a systemic infection but are scrambling to figure it all out. He has a feeding tube and is on oxygen. He has regular CT scans (2 per day at this point) and bloodwork every 6 hours. They did an EEG (brain activity assessment -he looked like a WWII pilot in his little cap -of course I took photos!) and we are awaiting the results. He is also on the list for an MRI but they cannot do it as the machine that is broken is the only one he can go into -the other one has too strong a magnet for his heart valve. He told me this morning that he is not in pain. At least he is resting and his body is working hard to heal itself. We are sad."
I know we all appreciate Zavie's contributions to this board and to the CML community.
You can email your good wishes through CML2 or to Tracy at
All the best,
Message was edited by: Brooke15. **Very sorry, but for safety reasons we are not allowed to leave personal contact information/addresses posted and accessable to the public. I appreciate you wanting to support him, so please use the email provided to obtain more information if needed. Thank you.