Friday, September 25, 2009

25 September 2009

Well, the post-transplant honeymoon period is now over! Jeremy has been spiking fevers around 40 degrees every 5-6 hours. Thankfully, his fevers respond to Panadol and when his temperatures come down then he is happy to get up and play! The doctors are not concerned, and say that his fevers are all part of the transplant process - his little body has been hit so very hard with chemo and TBI, and he does not have any white blood cells to fight bacterial/fungal/viral infections. Please pray that these fevers will pass very quickly, and that his new bone marrow will soon engraft and start producing good blood cells.

Today will also be his 18th red blood cell transfusion and his 16th platelet transfusion! For those wishing to help him and other oncology children (and who are able to do so!), please give blood at your local Red Cross!

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