Yesterday we welcomed to the world our 3rd boy. He came in at 7 pounds 9 ounces, slighly less than our previous two boys, but healthy and doing well. He is by definition a Sprycel baby since I had been on Sprycel, but took a 2 week break. Since I was transitioning over to the Ponatinib drug, we decided to do a donation and freeze it. So, a year after in the Ariad trial, we decided that we're not letting CML run our lives (and some pretty good results on Ponatinib), we decided on the IVF route and 9 months later I am looking at a one day old, very healthy looking baby boy.All this was done under the guidance of my oncologist.
Just wanted to share this with the group, there is still life after these TKI's, and by working with your doctor, you can fully experience life and work through obstacles. I know this is bitter sweet since it's clearly a different situation for women who are on TKI's, but at least for men it's perfectly safe to father kids. Our kid isn't the first Sprycel baby, and he's just one of undoubtfully more to come.
Got to run, someone is letting me know that our work has just begun....