Wednesday, August 5, 2009

5 August 2009

Jeremy had some more pre-bone marrow transplant reviews today. He lay still and watched The Wiggles on video while he had an echocardiogram (like an ultrasound of his heart) - Jeremy calls it the jelly test, because they put gel onto his chest! He also blew hard for his respiratory function test, which measures his lung capacity.

The bone marrow transplant doctor told us that Jeremy's neutrophils (white blood cells which fight infection) need to be at least 1.0 by next Monday (10 August 2009) or his bone marrow aspirate will be postponed until the following week. His neutrophil count today was zero. Hopefully, his neutrophil count will recover quickly and be much more than 1.0 by Monday, so that they can get some proper results from his bone marrow aspirate and then we can proceed to transplant. And hopefully, there will be no blast cells left in his bone marrow!

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