Sunday, October 30, 2011
Be The Match Update
Last week we heard from Be The Match foundation to let us know that the patient is deteriorating. They are still going to go ahead with the stem cell removal in the hopes that she starts to improve.
On Friday Bear received the first two shots. He had a bit of a restless night. Saturday morning the nurse came to the home to administer the next two shots. She asked Bear how he was doing pain wise on a scale of 1 - 10. He said he was at a six. This concerned the nurse as this was only the beginning. My husband does not complain about pain and no he does not have the 'man flu' that would be me. I knew he must be hurting because his 6 would be my 10... or in the case of someone who lives in Spain, an 18. :~)
The nurse told Bear that he must take the Vicodin that the Doctor prescribed. He did, and had a good nights sleep. Yesterday the aches were in his hips and joints, today they are in his sternum. So lots of Ibuprofen and the V for bedtime.
The nurse will be back on Monday morning and then we leave for Portland. We need to be at the hospital at 6:30am on Tuesday morning. I will keep you all posted and hopefully it will all progress smoothly. Current update on the patient is that she is still not ready to receive Bear's stem cells, but they will store them. I have no idea how long they can do that.
Keep her in your thoughts that she pulls through.
Have a great week friends.