Posts filed under: Bone Marrow / Stem Cell Transplant

It’s DAY +4 in transplant land! For updated blood counts, CLICK HERE. Today was pretty routine. We were at the hospital for 8:00am, the nurses checked Kevin’s vitals, drew his blood, gave him antibiotics and hooked him up to hydration...
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It’s DAY +3! For updated blood counts, please CLICK HERE. We had another early day at the hospital. This morning Kevin’s blood pressure was raised again, despite being medicated for high blood pressure now, and his heart rate was irregular....
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It’s Day +2 – For updated blood counts, please CLICK HERE. We went to the hospital this morning for 8:00 am. Kevin had his weight and his vitals checked, then they drew his blood for testing. As expected, his blood...
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It’s DAY +1! For updated blood counts, please CLICK HERE. Kevin was feeling relatively well this morning, all things considered. He said that he feels like he has accepted how he feels, so the shock of it all has alleviated...
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It’s DAY +0.5… Well the doctors call it a “double Day 0” and the BMT nurses call it a “Day +0.5″… so I’m going with the BMT nurses because they are awesome! The only explanation that we were given about...
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Kevin’s transplant was scheduled for 9:00 am this morning. We were up just after 6:00 am and Kevin was starving… thanks to the steroids that were injected with the ATG treatment yesterday and the day before. He asked for peaches,...
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Dear Donor, First of all we want to state the obvious… YOU are one of the most incredible, kind and awesome human beings on the planet! We were told today that because Kevin is “BIG GUY”, you had to go...
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It’s DAY -1, the day before the magic happens! It’s TRANSPLANT EVE! For updated blood count numbers, CLICK HERE. I managed to get a good night’s sleep and thought I was well rested this morning, until I poured COFFEE into Kevin’s...
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It’s DAY -2! Chemo is done, for now, and only 2 more big sleeps until Kevin receives his donor cells! For updated blood counts, please CLICK HERE. Does this look like a man who just finished enduring 6 days of...
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It’s DAY -3! For updated blood counts, CLICK HERE. Today has been brought to you by the letters “D”, “P” and “E” = Drink, Pee and Exaustion. As I write this update, we are at the bottom of the 38th...
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