Day 8

We’re on the upswing! Counts are rebounding and the transplant nurse thinks momma will be out of this neutropenic stage by Monday! WBCs are up to 200 from 100 yesterday. Monocytes are up to 44%. She had to get extra fluids today and yesterday because o…

MJ is BACK!

We’re still here! I made it back from my Philly work trip around 8:30 last night. Daddy was on cancer center duty on Monday. Jessica was on duty yesterday. They both did an excellent job filling in for me while I was gone. I didn’t like being gone for …

What I’ve Been Up To Lately

It’s been quite a while since my last post so thought I would bring it up to date. I have been mostly hanging out with my friends on 3.895 & 28.490 and also have been having a CW sked on 80 meters every Friday morning for a couple months now …

Dye n a Cold

Last week we dyed moms peach fuz.Before:After: Not a HUGE difference but now the really light hairs cant all hide. We might try again now that I know the dye won’t stain her scalp a funny color!Mom got a cold last weekend and hasn’t had much fun with i…

Weekend Update

FridayWe spent the morning at the cancer center for labwork and to see Dr. F. Counts were still in the normal range. They sent us home with fluids — so now she’s carrying the DAB bag and a 2 pound fluid bag. They gave us 2 extra bags and taught me …

How Do I Spell Relief?

How do I spell relief? I-N-D-O-L-E-N-T. Had an oncology appointment today and got the good news. Blood test results are fine although they showed very high ferratine levels. I’ve read that bloodletting is a treatment for high iron levels. Drain some bl…

Oct. 15 (day 15 and still counting

I was just given the weekend off from the clinic. I asked if they wouldlet me go home but it was a definite No! My nuetrophils are still way tolow to be around anyone. The nurse told me to stay in my nice little apt.and close to the clinic.I have had a…

Day 0: Blow by Blow

We’ve been waiting for reinfusion day for the last 4.5 weeks.We began the morning with labwork followed by premeds – Benadryl, Ativan, and Tylenol. The transplant nurses let me watch while they prepared the two bags of stem cells for reinfusion.The SCs…

…it cannot invade the soul…

I think we’re both in a weird funk today. Maybe it’s the crappy weather. Hopefully it will be gone tomorrow — the crappy weather and the weird funk.Went in to the cancer center for lab work and fluids today. Lab work still looks good — should start s…

High Dose Day 2 — alot like Day 1

Not much to report today. Second and final day of Melphalan. We will return to the cancer center tomorrow for labwork and fluids. She feels pretty good — using the “give me more” button on the DAB pump when she needs it. Reinfusion aka DAY 0 will be T…