Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day +13 (post-transplant)

We received a late Christmas gift today, but it was worth the wait. Chris got to leave the hospital today and will become an outpatient again as of tomorrow.

This morning we received Chris' counts:

WBC: 4.3

Platelets: 30

Hemoglobin: over 100 (can't remember exactly)

Neutrophils: We left before they gave them to us.

Since his counts were doing so well and he was able to go 24 hours on oral pain medications, they let Chris go home today at about 1:30 pm. He now is taking hydromorphone every 4 hours, but his arms are relieved to not have as many injections. I took some photos of the bruises on Chris' arms (they are pretty impressive) and we will try and post them later on. However, Chris still needs to take anti-anxiety medication because of the bad side effects he gets from taking so many pain killers.

In addition to hydromorphone, Chris is still taking Ursodial to protect his liver, an antiviral, Pantoloc to prevent and treat any stomach ulcers and reflux and two different antibiotics.

We are due back at the hospital at 8:30 am, but it means tonight we get to sleep in our own bed.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on being able to go home! Nothing better than that to live post-transplant in a comfortable existence.