Day + 27 May 16th

Hi Everyone, 27 days out and I am feeling pretty good. I am managing to get a walk in most days. Compared to the last transplant I think I am a week ahead of schedule as far as feeling well. The next step in treatment is one year being treated with Velcade, Thalidomide of Revlimid, …

Day +16 May 5

We met with the Dr on Wednesday for a post transplant checkup. Blood counts were doing great – WBC’s in normal range and platelets up to 50. Unfortunately he took her off the 3 nausea meds she has been on and started her on a different one. Over the following 48 hours she developed severe …

Day +12 May 1

Deb was discharged from the hospital today. Everything looks good. Her platelets stabilized yesterday and has not required any additional transfusions. I spent 2-3 hours cleaning the cottage this morning then went to get her at about 11. We got home in the early afternoon, watched the C’s lose to the Heat, took Jimmy out …

Day +10 April 29

OK, good news today – Deb engrafted. White count was in the high 3’s with good production of the all important neutrophils. She is still not holding onto donor platelets and she probably won’t be producing them on her own for a couple days but the dr is hopeful that she’ll be able to leave …

Day +9 April 28

Not alot of change from yesterday but definately heading in the right direction. Her fever seems to be under control now and the dr said he is starting to see new cells forming in her blood so he thinks that in the next day or two we should see the white count come back. The …

Day + 8 April 27

Deb’s is a little better today, her fever is trending down over the last 24 hours but she is still extremely fatigued. So far there is no sign of any infection (except for the fever) as all the cultures came back negative. I spoke to her dr this morning and he said it is likely …

Day +6 April 25

Deb is in the hospital tonight. She was running a low grade fever this morning that increased during the day so they thought it would be best to admit her. She is in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. They will keep her hydrated and give her high strength antibiotics and hopefully we’ll see improvement tomorrow. …

Day +5 April 24

Deb has been doing pretty well since the last post, free from vomiting for 24 hours up until yesterday afternoon. We had to go to the ER last night for a short visit because she had some blood in her vomit. They determined it was probably just from her irritated esophagus and stomach so they …

Day +2 April 21

Hi everyone, This morning was a bit slow with some nausea and vomitting. That got under control pretty well. Our trip to the hospital was uneventful as always. I had labs drawn which have my White Blood Count about zero. So I am neutropenic now and have no immune system. This could go on for …

Day 0 April 19

Today was the first of 2 days of stem cell infusions for Deb. We didn’t have to be at Huntsman until 11am which was nice allowing us to get off to a slow start. Deb was dealing with some nausea this morning but got it under control before heading out for the day. She got …