This is Jeffrey posting an update for folks.
The bone marrow transplant is complete. It happened earlier than expected at 3am this morning. It was complete by 6am. Lauren slept through most of it though a nurse stays in the room the whole time checking vitals every 15 minutes.
Today Lauren feels sick and woozy, but medically her vitals are looking fine. I spoke to the doctor earlier and he said she would start to feel better tomorrow. She will get a few days of feeling “decent” (I suspect that is a relative term) and then the grafting will start happening and her counts will finally start to come up. She does get a couple of low dose chemo days during this time, but he said it was low enough doses there aren’t typically side effects.
So for the most part we still take it day by day until the counts start to come up and see what surprises GVHD will have in store for us. GVHD is a mixed bag, we want some effects as that means things are working, but we don’t want it so severe that Lauren is miserable.
Thanks for all of the good thoughts being sent our way!