I promised you news about how Thursday's appointment with Dr. Claxton went... Well it was mixed. First the good news. It looks like the Cytomegalovirus is getting under control. Which is a good thing. Somebody at Hope Lodge died from it here not too long ago. Scary thing. I didn't know how serious CMV was for a transplant patient until people around here started telling me... Anyway, John is doing so well, they might discharge him to home after awhile. I mean our real home, not Hope Lodge. Which means a home nurse, with of course, me helping. Which means I would probably have to do home IVs. Not just the CMV IVs but also fluid IVs. It could take up to four and a half hours a day of IVs!
Now for the bad news... the doctor told us John's marrow was "hypo-cellular". This means that he doesn't enough cells in his bone marrow. And his counts right now are HORENDOUSLY low. What does all this mean? Well, it means that his MDS/bone marrow cancer might be back. Yep. What does that mean? That he would have to have another stem cell transplant. Now it is not definite, and PLEASE everybody, don't send him cards or anything, telling him you feel for him! We are not going to assume unless we are sure. We are just going to wait and see what happens. He has another appointment with Dr. Claxton in three weeks...
Well, I guess that is about it for tonight. For those of you who are worried about me, don't be. I am alright. I will get by. I always do.