Browsing Archive: April, 2012

Day 28 Post Transplant

Posted by Nicki Thibodeaux on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Medical Updates 
Its been 4 weeks since Ryan's bone marrow transplant and we are still in-patient at Texas Children's.  We did not get to go home last week as we hoped.  Ryan developed a few common side effects from his 4 years of chemotherapy, radiation, and most recent transplant.  I will attempt to summarize below:
  • 4/16 - 4/19:  Ryan received a drug called GCSF to help with the engraftment process.  As a result of receiving this drug, Ryan started to develop high fevers and back pain. 
  • 4/21 CT scan:  Since R...

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Day 19 Post Transplant

Posted by Nicki Thibodeaux on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Medical Updates 
It's been 19 days since Ryan's received his bone marrow transplant and a friend of mine reminded me that's its been awhile since I posted an update.  Sorry about that...time just got way from me.

Ryan was doing fairly well up until last night when he spiked a fever of 102.3  We are hoping that the fever is due to one of the medications they gave Ryan to boost his white blood cell count but we won't know for sure until the blood cultures come back in 48 hours.

Prior to that, Ryan was doing great...
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Day 2 of Post Transplant

Posted by Nicki Thibodeaux on Monday, April 2, 2012, In : Medical Updates 
Ryan's big day took a lot longer then planned.  We thought Ryan would be getting his bone marrow transplant around 1:00 Friday afternoon.  As it turned out, Ryan did not get his transplant until midnight because his donor was in Germany and the bone marrow had to take a long flight to get here.  

As were were getting ready for the transplant, Ryan got a little nervous and his blood pressure skyrocketed so the doctors had to give him some medicine before we could get started.  After that, every...
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