Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cough, Cough

Day 2 Post Transplant

We have a new worry, as Tyler is coughing today. We called our team nurse and they added a chest x-ray on to Tyler's morning labs. Tyler is scheduled to check into UWMC tomorrow, so I think that helps them to sit tight on this cough for one more day. Today's labs did indicate a need for both platelets and red blood cells, so we are headed back at 6pm for a transfusion of each.

Tomorrow, Tyler will get a very large dose of chemo. The cytoxan that he got last week was a small dose (14ml??) and the one that he gets tomorrow is a large dose (50ml??), so he may have some increased side effects from that. The prime goal of the cytoxan dose tomorrow is to suppress Tyler's immune system and allow the new marrow to start working its magic.

Let's hope that Tyler's cough is something that can be treated with antibiotics and that it goes away quickly.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there

    I hope the cough is just a cough and leaves really soon...

    Also love the new pic you have up on here :)

    Thinking of you both - smooth roads!

    love and light
    Steven's mom