Brian has asked me, again, to update you on his progress with his epcoritamab trial. Until Monday, Brian had a fever every day. He wasn’t on steroids since Sept. 5. That was the date of his first full-strength dose of 48 mg of epcoritamab for his CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia).
Finally, on Monday, he woke with his temperature back to normal, and it stayed below 99 degrees all day with no help from steroids or Tylenol. He is not 100% back to normal as he has been weakened by everything his body has endured over the last few weeks between the CRS (cytokine release syndrome) and the steroids to control the CRS. But he is starting to see the path of recovery, and the worst may really be over this time.
Dr. Danilov, being the good physician that he is, is doing a full workup for infection. Brian’s thoughts are that he doesn’t have any symptoms that couldn’t be explained by his CRS (Cytokine Release Syndrome), so infection is unlikely.
In the meantime, he hopes to be recovered enough to blog more soon, so stay tuned.
Stay healthy and strong.