Monday, February 22, 2010

Day +14.  Casey is actually feeling a little better today.  His white blood count went up to .2, so it is still nothing to get excited about.  Hopefully it is a sign of the stem cells engrafting.  He has developed a rash, but that is to be expected.  His body is going through a transition of the new cells taking over and your body sees something foreign and tries to fight off.  That is what they call graft vs. host disease (or GVH).  I am told you need to go through a bit of GVH so your immune system does not reject the new cells.
Meanwhile we are just hanging out, doing daily laps, and looking forward to spring.

1 comment:

  1. That's great news, keep them going on up there!!! Yes, I agree come on Spring!!1