I have been sitting in Roger's room for about 7 1/2 hours today, and he has maybe been awake for 1/2 hour. For some reason, he just can't wake up today. He didn't sleep last night, though, so I know he needed it. I was worried that he might not sleep again tonight, but he has been so soundly asleep all day that I think he might just sleep the night away as well.
Things are going as expected....which doesn't really tell much, except that all of the ups and downs are "expected". The morning after the transplant, he was running a very high fever and had a tremendous headache, so he did not go down to receive radiation. They will try that again on Tuesday.
He has had to receive many infusions of blood and platelets, but that also is not unexpected. For those of you who have asked how to donate in his name, I can not really tell you anything, except to check with your local blood donation center. I know the ins and outs here at MD Anderson, but that is as far as my expertise goes!
Also, for those of you who have asked about the technicalities, I will be happy to share what I can with you in a later post. It is too long for today's post, as I am having to edit myself as I go.....I am typing in rubber gloves, and I am not doing a very good job at it! Roger is again in contact isolation due to a virus they found in him, and I have to wear gloves and gown when I am in his room.
Thank you again and again for your prayers. The transplant itself is rather uneventful, but the days after can be quite interesting, to say the least. It's pretty boring, but they like that kind of thing out their patients!!
Until next time, we are still
In His Grip,