At home and discharged from transplant!

I was so happy to be home this weekend that I never got around to posting a note to the blog- sorry!   It was amazingly wonderful come home on Friday and be able to hug Sid whenever I want.  He turned 13 while I was at the apartment, and unfortunately I missed his birthday.   Luckily he has not grown out …

Day 13

Lots of good news today!  I slept well last night, ate well this morning and at clinic,  they decided my counts were good enough to stop with the intravenous antibiotics.  So I avoid 3 hours of infusions.  Also I get to stop one  of the other drugs that I was taking prophylactically, called fluconazole.  That one is …

Day 12- Engraftment

I think I’ve turned the corner finally.  My throat felt much better this morning and I’m able to eat sort-of solid food without taking painkillers.  That’s a big improvement as I was having to take oxycodone just to swallow liquids (and all my pills) only yesterday.  My white count is up to 1.0 and my my platelets and …

Day 11

Dennis and I had a somewhat more adventurous evening than usual.   After coming back from the clinic yesterday, I started shaking uncontrollably (rigors) and spiked a fever, almost up to 102 degrees.  Off to the hospital at 7pm for three kinds of intravenous antibiotics.  Duke has a pretty efficient system wherein the transplant patients are …

Day 10

I was REALLY hoping to be able to write a post over the weekend that my counts had started to rise, but unfortunately that didn’t happen.  My white counts are still essentially zero, my hemoglobin is at 8.4, and my platelets are at 10,000.  So,  I’m very fatigued and I’ll be getting a platelet transfusion today to …