Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Central Line Installed

OK, he got the central line installed. (It's a catheter accessing his jugular vein.)
So, they will use that tomorrow to collect his stem cells, and a few months down the road to give him his stem cells back. (Autologous bone marrow transplant.)

A little interesting factoid... For the collection, they want his white blood counts to be "super high". So for the last two nights they had us double up on his Neupogen shot. A normal count is 4 to 10 thousand... His count is 105 thousand! So wow, I guess his little bones are just crazy blood making factories. Hopefully they stay that way for the transplant. 

We were goofing around last night and got a pretty funny pic:

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