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 counts have dropped some more. He will need a platelet transfusion once his platelet number drops below 10 or between 15-10 if he has a fever. They expect that will happen tomorrow.
So today was a quick wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am relatively uneventful day at the hospital… The most exciting part was when I walked into another patient’s room like I owned the place. I didn’t just peek in either, I walked right in and started talking to the guy like he was Kevin. Then I realized it wasn’t Kevin. lol I was like “Oh my gosh, I’m sorry!” then the patient and his wife both started laughing and told me I was welcome to visit anytime! lol All of the men are bald in that place… so it’s kinda tricky to find Kevin in a hallway full of rooms with bald men. And yes, most of them are men. I’ve seen two women so far, but they were not there today.
Today has been a relaxing day for both Kevin and I. I even managed to have a nap. You know I’m tired when I have a nap. Tired or hungover and I won’t see a hangover until June or so! Then we received a call from the hospital. Kevin’s Tacrolimus levels were a little high, so the evening dose needed to be adjusted to 4mg instead of 5mg. Well, we only had 5mg capsules. So that meant another trip back to the hospital to pick up different mg pills. We were a little bit upset that we were not given various doses of this drug that can change on a regular basis, but I guess we will speak to the transplant team in the morning so it doesn’t happen again.
Tacrolimus is an important drug that prevents acute Graft Verses Host Disease (GVHD) and rejection.
Kevin is still doing REALLY well despite what his body is going through. The weather here should start warming up next week so we are looking forward to being able to go for walks. Walking and physical activity is super important for Bone Marrow Transplant recovery. Even when Kevin feels weak, he needs to try to get as much exercise as he can. Having to go back and forth to the hospital every day does help too.
Tomorrow is another early day at the hospital. Kevin will get another dose of Methotrexate. We also expect him to get his first platelet transfusion. On that note, we would like to remind you how important it is to donate blood and get on the stem cell registry if you can! Thanks for stopping by!