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This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Tracy Drane 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

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    Tracy Drane

    Hi, my husband is currently in the hospital recovering from a stem cell transplant. I know when he gets home he will still be immunosuppressed, so I am trying to clean up the house as much as possible. Hard with three cats and honestly, way too much clutter.

    Can anyone give me some tips on how to care for him when he gets home? I know I have to wash my hands before cooking, but honestly, I don’t know what to do day to day to make sure he’s okay. I have the guide on how long to keep foods in the fridge too. I am just really lost, I don’t want to screw up so any help would be most appreciated.


    • This topic was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by  Tracy Drane.

    Kathy Stermer

    The transplant team will be your best resource for information. Maybe one of the nurses? Do you have someone who can be present with you as you digest all the information? Always good to have a second pair of ears for things of that nature. Be sure to express your concerns to the team and social worker to gain as much support as possible through your journey. And truly, best of luck in the recovery.


    Tracy Drane

    Thank you for your response. I have spoken with the transplant team and they have given me a helpful pamphlet and spoken with me briefly about home care. However, they have never experienced it so what I’m asking for here is personal experience from others who have.

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