Day 0. The transplant is finished and all went well. Casey feels fine, only a little tired. We were in the room with him while they did the transplant. I took photos and will post them when I get my home computer fixed. I got a virus and it has been acting up ever since, but I have been a bit busy to try to get these little chores done. Not that I have really been doing anything other than hanging out with Casey. It just makes me feel better to be with him. They brought the stem cells in the room in what looked like a garbage can filled with dried ice. Then they put it into a warm water bath to thaw it out and Dr. Ehmann injected it into him through a giant syringe. There were 2 people here from the transplant team, Dr. Ehmann and a chemo nurse. It was really quite uneventful, which was fine by me. The equipment was the most impressive. They said the stem cells have already gone into his bone marrow. So now we wait for them to take over and for his counts to recover.
Tomorrow is Stevie's birthday, so we had a little birthday celebration because we were all together. That is a rare thing these days. Tomorrow we start counting up, and they are expecting to see his new stem cells take over around day 14, but everyone is a little different. As for the odor coming out of Casey, I would not say it smells like garlic. I'm not sure how I would describe it. Hopefully it is the smell of sweet success.