Sunday, March 16, 2014

Transplant - Day 11 - Engraftment Day 3

Not much to report over the weekend. Jack's white count is sky high - rocking in at 24,000. Other blood chemistry is slowly on its way up, and I'm pretty sure he will need another blood transfusion before we go home. Hemoglopin and platelets are sure pokey coming back.

Today since the hospital is quiet and empty (and white count is good), our doctor let us leave the floor. Just for today though, tomorrow it will be a zoo here again. We've been watching some construction going on here for sometime now which will be a separate cancer center and research lab - Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.  

For lunch, Jack was hungry, so we ventured over to Clarkson Hospital (which is connected and a part of UNMC) for some Subway. He ate about half of a 6inch sandwich. (Barely) I think total calorie count today is around 750. Maybe he'll have a little snack later on tonight... ice cream or something. I think they would like him to be at around 1200ish. 

Today I'm thankful for:
- Tibor and Chase joining us for the weekend.
- Happy to leave the floor. Jack poked his head outside too to get some fresh air. It has been 17 days since he had a taste of fresh air.
- Counts on the rise and no fevers this weekend.
- Last night of Neuopogen shot! Cripes, I sure hate giving these. He always cries, especially when his counts are down. They sting pretty bad. 

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