Friday, January 7, 2011

Day +25 (post-transplant)

More good news today! I could certainly get use to this.

Chris' appointment was problem free. He was even doing so well that they switched him to only one appointment per week.

His only issue was that his platelets were still really low. Normally he would be starting an antibiotic that prevents pnemonia, but the drug, Septram can decrease platelet counts.

They decided to hold off and start the drug next week when Chris' platelets are hopefully much higher.

We don't have his other counts back yet, but we were told unless we had something to worry about, they wouldnt' be calling us about them.

At the appointment, Chris' doctor started going over all of the infections that we had to worry about Chris catching, including pnemonia, shingles or meningitis. Sometimes I think they wait for you to start getting cocky about your health, before they mention all of the other things that you can look forward to.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome news for Chris' overall health!

    BTW. . . I'm surprised the doctors don't put him on three-times-a-week Bactrim (Pnemocystis prophylaxis) and twice-daily Acyclovir (VZV, EBV, CMV reactivation prophylaxis). Neither drug of which reduces Platelet levels. It might be worth discussing with the doctors, especially if it can reduce the chance of a subsequent treated-related infection.

    Remember. . . Chris' MS progression is most likely stopped & reversing. Although it will take some more time to actually notice that it.