12 Feb '17, 4pm

This San Diego family of an MDS patient takes action for awareness!

This San Diego family of an MDS patient takes action for awareness!

Amy Ohton speaks about her husband’s MDS and her son’s initiative to hold a swabbing drive My husband David’s journey with MDS began in April 2014, when it was discovered almost by chance while we were on vacation. David was bitten by a brown recluse spider and had a very severe reaction to it. He had to be hospitalized, which is when he got his first blood test in years. The doctor noted that his blood counts were low and, while he didn’t rule out that the spider bite might have affected the counts, there was a possibility of myelodysplasia. It was a ten-day hospitalization, during which he was also under the care of a rheumatologist because his joints were severely affected by the spider venom. When David’s blood counts did not improve, the doctor was certain there were other factors involved so she referred us to a hematologist at the Moores Cancer Center at University ...

Full article: http://www.aamds.org/patient-chronicles/amy-ohton

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