7:30 AM: Cells are late from the airport. No word on what's going on.
8:00 AM: Still no sign of the cells and no word on what is happening.
8:30 AM: Ann is awake and manages to eat some breakfast. Nurse checks on the marrow for me. Still no word.
9:10 AM: Nurse came in to tell us that the cells have just arrived at MDA from the airport. She is going to check on when the cell lab will be done with them. She said the marrow bag is unusually large.
9:30 AM: Ann takes a shower. She's worried the pre-meds will have her knocked out for the rest of the day. Nurse let me know that the transplant is estimated to happen at 10:00 or 11:00 AM now.
10:00 AM: Nothing yet. Lots of activity out around the nursing station.
10:35 AM: Pre-meds just started. Nurse says that the target is now 11:00 AM. I'm trying very, very hard not think about the shelf-life of the cells or how long they have been in transit.
10:45 AM: Benadryl is starting to make Ann loopy.
11:00 AM: Activity outside has died down. Looks like its not happening at 11 either.
11:04 AM: IV team is here to check on Ann's catheter. The one they put in last week for the transplant has been showing very light slow bleeding.
11:10 AM: As usual the IV team doesn’t want to do anything (they never do) and suggested that we change the dressing more often than once a week. As if we weren't doing that already.
11:15 AM: Peeked out in the hall. Dr. Andersson and the transplant team are all assembled at the the nursing station near our room going over papers.
11:30 AM: Marrow is here!
11:45 AM: Bag is hung and dripping. Pictures later