Rituxan is a monoclonal antibody derived from the spleen cells of mice exposed to B-cell cancer, and it comes from the same family of drugs as Rabbit ATG. Just like the rabbit drug, the mouse really packs a wallop!
Rituxan infusion finished up and Ann held up pretty good. She spiked a fever of almost 102 F and had chills so bad they had to give her 4 sets of warm blankets. Her teeth chattered so much that it was necessary to get her to bite down on a tounge depressor to avoid her biting her tongue through or chipped/cracked teeth.
Ann is sleeping Demerol flavored dreams next to my little fold-out cot right now and the nurses pop in ever hour to check her vitals. They assure me Ann is doing "well" (Superman does "good"), and there shouldn't be any complications.
Just found out that the abdominal CT Scan has been rescheduled to 1st thing in the morning. Hopefully the radiologist will have his report ready before the attending physician and transplant team make their rounds.
I think I'm gonna stay up tonight and watch Ann sleep.