Today is 3 weeks post transplant!
We have Great News today! Jeremy's blood counts are showing white blood cells, and they have detected some neutrophils in his count as well (these are white cells that help fight infections!). We are so thankful and happy to see these first signs of bone marrow engraftment and recovery. We are still praying that the engraftment is successful and that there are no more complications.
Otherwise, Jeremy did not have the happiest of days. The doctors decided that the nasogastric tube had to go back in, so after his platelet transfusion this morning, three nurses came in to help get the deed done. But he was so very brave about it, and did not make too much protest as it was being inserted. Imagine how you would like a tube being threaded up one nostril, down the back of your mouth, down your throat and into your stomach!!
Since he had not had much to eat or drink, they were unable to test whether the tube was in the right place, so the portable xray machine was brought in. The placement was fine, so they should be restarting his feeds tonight.