Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Day 15 - Batting a Thousand

Tyler was back to his normal ways getting a bag of platelets again today, but the news from the lab was still good. His white blood cell count hit 1000 today. Normal ranges are 4000-10,000 so this was an amazing step. The Neutrophil count was 870 and we are looking to get them over 1000 as well.

Acute GVHD typically rears its head within the first 3-4 weeks after transplant in 2 out of 3 transplants with related donors, so that's the next thing I'm keeping an eye out for. Hopefully the symptoms are mild and treatable, if Tyler is in the unlucky part of that equation.

Thanks for the celebrations via blog comments and e-mails. We can't quite believe that the new marrow has started production and is churning out new blood in such quick quantities.

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