Oct 10 – Day 10 after transplant

I did not realize I haven’t posted anything for awhile. I have been sleeping a lot and I did not have very much of energy. Battling with diarrhea and some vomiting. I been able to keep my vomiting under control with anti-nausea pills. I have IV fluids at home and needed a red blood transfusion on day 7. I am medically called nuetraphenic right now. It means I have no immune system, practically no white blood cells to fight any infection. I am at .12 units (normal range is 4.5-10) I dropped to .03 on day 7 and .04 and day 8. My doctor comes in on day 9 and said congratulations your white blood cells or up 3x. I laughed at him considering I was so low. I still have a long ways to go. The only concern now is my platelet count is down to 16 (normal range is 150+) If I go in today and it has dropped to 10 I will need a platelet transfusion. Platelet cells are those cells that help clot your blood. So very important I don’t get any cuts right now.
The best thing that has happen so far is that I haven’t had any fevers so I have been able to stay out of the hospital. My doctor says because I haven’t become inpatient I am what they called a statistical anomaly.
I feel well today. I will see the doctor again in about an hour and a half. If my counts continue to rise everything will be up hill from this point on. Looking forward to keeping past the need to sleep so much. I believe it affected me last night because I woke up wide awake at 1:45. I checked my email and went on facebook (only because my nephew added me as a friend and I had to confirm).
I believe many prayers are being answered. I have not gotten a fever and I am looking forward to a speedy recovery if my counts are on the rise. Our God is so awesome. God bless you all.
Love, Becky