Day +85 (D 225)
WBC 8.2 K/uL (4.0 -11.0)
RBC 3.40 M/uL (4.0 - 5.5)
HGB 11.5 G/DL (12.0 - 16.0)
PLT 323 K/uL (140 - 440)
Ann's counts are looking pretty good, no? White cells and Platelets continue to be in the normal range. While Red cells and Hemoglobin are almost at normal levels.
Today is a bit of a banner day as well because the transplant team elected to discontinue all the take home IV fluids we where using between clinic visits. The bags Ann was being given were saline and magnesium and the team is now reasonably comfortable that she can maintain the required level of it by herself by only taking pills. Ann is not happy about taking 4500 mg of magnesium a day, but it is preferable to having cold bags of fluid pumped in. It's also a reminder that MDA is beginning to consider the CVC port as extraneous. Hurray!
We said good bye to Dr. Alousi today. He is a very genuine and kind man and although we never did meet any of his other patients while we where under his care, it's hard to imagine them being in better hands. Dr. Kebriaei, who was our first transplant doctor had been out on maternity leave for the least couple of months and Dr. Alousi absorbed her cases. We are scheduled to see her again next week after Ann has her +90 day bone marrow biopsy.
I know we have been giving the impression that we will be leaving Houston on the +100 Day mark, or 9/7/07. Personally I would like to leave this place so fast that we will leave flaming skid marks, but everything is hanging on the results of the biopsy, chimerism and FISH tests. So we may hang around a few extra days just so we don't have to turn around and come back if anything is wrong.
Fingers crossed and 14 days to go...