Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Transplant Day 6

Today Doc has had a mixed day. Doc's hands, feet, knees and elbows have now started oozing because of the blisters popping. The burn doctor didn't come, they sent a wound care nurse which did noting for Doc (they obviously aren't as good as ours are). I am not sure if they are going to have someone else see him or not yet. Doc's nurse today was nice enough to at least wrap gauze around his hands, feet one knee and one elbow (they were the worse). He has also started having more trouble with his throat and mouth like he has in the past. The mouth problems have started a little latter then they have before so maybe they won't be as bad this time. He hasn't been able to eat anything since lunch yesterday. Not even the carnation instant breakfast which he usually has. Several people have asked us when will we know if the transplant has taken or not. The doctors and nurses have told us that most peoples' counts start to come back on transplant day 10 - 12. Since we are on day 6 it could be 4 - 6 days. Not everyone is the same it may be sooner or could be a little latter. Doc has been sitting up in a chair most of the day again today. The nurses have been surprised that he has been up to it. He is much more alert then he was just a few days ago. I know as soon as his feet are well enough to walk on he will be up in the halls again. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.


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