Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Day 1

Day 1: We are now counting upwards towards the 100 day mark when we get to transition to the long term recovery plan.

Tyler had a restful night and woke up to scrambled eggs for breakfast. We are heading down to SCCA for lab tests this morning. They will be monitoring Tyler closely for the next 30 days to make sure his hematocrit (the kind of red blood cells that carry oxygen) and his platelets (the blood cells that are responsible for clotting) are high enough to keep him going day to day.

We've entered a waiting period. About 2 to 3 weeks after transplant, we will see the first signs of engraftment. Most likely, this will be Tyler's white blood cell count showing it's first bump.

As he has virtually no immune system right now, we have to continue to be careful about infection. Tyler must avoid live plants, cut flowers, animals, and sick people. With that in mind we're going to try to hide out at home for the next couple of weeks. I've decided that our sole contact with the world outside should be through Netflix! ;)

Go stem cells, go!!


  1. Thanks for the great updates! We're rooting for your stem cells too!

    Love life,
    Eric and LeAnn

  2. Awesome! He finally had the transplant. I am sending BIG positive vibes your way that from here on out, everything positive will go up, up UP!!!