The last couple weeks have been so intense and volatile and these last few days have been so calm and stable that they are almost monotonous. Crazy really!
Ronnie had his blood drawn this morning from two of the doctors that came here to our apartment. He also received a poke of the nasty filgrastrim shots. Thank goodness it's only once a day now.
This is needed to draw out white cells from the bone marrow to help speed up the recovery process. We boarded the van to depart to the clinic for noon, Ronnie and I met with Dr. Ruiz Junior who is also a Hematologist. He explained that Ronnie's bloods were right where they are suppose to be (going down). Full blown Neutropenia should happen Wednesday or Thursday of this week. This is not a prerequisite of HSCT working, it is a result of the procedure - it might happen and it might not.
In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take!
Ronnie and Lorenzo on our way to the clinic
Ronnie with Dr. Martin and Dr. Monica
1 comment - Day +2
Tom and Janet Chalmers - May 9, 2017 at 9:36 am
Enjoy some downtime. This is a marathon not a sprint.
Stay strong both of you.
Dr. Ruiz, is the 2011 alumnus of the year from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He was also awarded the Distinguished Student. This appointment is the highest recognition awarded by the Mayo Clinic.
Since the foundation of the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni award, only 85 Doctors out of the worlds 10,000 alumni have received it.
We are looking forward to meeting this amazing Doctor!
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