Browsing Archive: March, 2012

Day 0 of Transplant Treatment

Posted by Nicki Thibodeaux on Friday, March 30, 2012, In : Medical Updates 
Well, we are finally at Day 0 of 100 and its time to get Ryan's bone marrow transplant.  The 9 days leading up to today has been a mixer of good and bad days.  For the first 4 days while Ryan was getting ARA C (Chemotherapy) he had high fevers and was not feeling well at all.  All he wanted to do was sleep on the day bed in the room and have mom rub his head or back.  

Once he completed his ARA C treatment, Ryan bounced back rather quickly and was ready for visitors.  Ibrahima and Helen stoppe...
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Short Delay in Transplant Schedule

Posted by Nicki Thibodeaux on Thursday, March 15, 2012, In : Medical Updates 
Unfortunately Ryan's transplant schedule is being postponed for one week due to Ryan getting a cold.  Ryan was able to complete his cranial radiation (central nervous system) this week, but his central line surgery, admittance and full body radiation is being postponed by a week.  His new schedule is as follows:
  • Day -9 Wednesday, March 21:  Central-line surgery at TCH
  • Day -8 Thursday, March 22:  Admittance to TCH to prepare for transplant (Day 1 of a 4-6 week hospital stay).  Round one of ARA C...

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Getting Ready for the Bone Marrow Transplant

Posted by Nicki Thibodeaux on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, In : Medical Updates 
Well, its been a busy couple of weeks for Ryan and I, but things are moving along as smoothly as possible.  My bilateral mastectomy was performed on February 27, 2012 and everything went well with no complications.  During my admission however life was not put on hold, I was so looking forward to my surgery so that I could get a couple of days of rest, but that was not the case.  From my hospital bed, I had a consultation with Ryan's Radiologist that will be performing his central nervous sys...
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