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This topic contains 27 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  Lori Kissinger 1 week, 3 days ago.

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    Rose eden Guanzon

    Day + 13
    We are going home tomorrow. The central line on his neck has been replaced by a PICC. Alleluia! We hope that the worst is over and pray that the stemcells of his sister find a good home in him. Pray, hope and do not worry! is my mantra.



    So happy for you both Rose! Was very surprised and pleased that he is leaving at Day +14; is that because he had a low intensity chemo – or just because he is a star patient? ๐Ÿ™‚ We met with our transplant team this week and my husband is ‘on the launch pad’ (as his doc put it) for a transplant very soon, with an anticipated hospital stay of 4-6 weeks. Because we are 2 hours away from the center we will need to stay in Buffalo (Roswell Cancer Center) for another 1-2 months after discharge. Initially the transplant doc didn’t seem to be in much of a hurry to move until he reviewed his most recent biopsy which indicates he has acquired an abnormal monosomy 7, and has 3% circulating blasts. And so the journey begins. My best to you and your husband – sending prayers and good thoughts your way.


    Paul Dyer

    So good go hear things are progressing for you. From here on out, itโ€™s a slow and steady battle. Remember, every little victory is one step closer to overall success!


    Rose eden Guanzon

    Day + 15
    Hi guys and gals. The docs say he was allowed to go home because his wbc is back to normal and he had showed no symptoms of adverse reactions to the transplant or to the any of the antirejection drugs. But it is too early to tell if the transplant was successful. Well, we count our triumphs by miniscule steps and we are just happy. We are staying near the hospital too. We are actually scared of being too far from the hospital. I suppose with each new day, we will eventually wean ourselves away from it.


    Rose eden Guanzon

    Day + 40
    We just got the chimerism result for day 28. It is 100%! Thank you for all yours prayers. My husband is doing well and we are content to measure success on a daily basis. The awful side effects we expected, in retrospect were not truly that awful. Thank you God.


    Mirna Mih

    Great news. Best of luck!


    Pat Lawson

    So glad to hear that he is doing so good!!!


    Rose eden Guanzon

    Day + 30
    The first chimerism test came back and it is 100%. His counts are great. For the first time since his diagnosis of mds, we are seeing double digits rbc and his platelets are normal. His wbc has gone up from 0.3 to 3.7. Lord pls. Let this trend continue.


    Bob Cook

    Excellent ! I share in your joy today !


    Rose eden Guanzon

    Day 95
    I am so sorry i was not able to update this post for a long time. My husband’s 30 day post transplant chimerism test came back 100%. Then he started to have lbm and some rashes. His 60 day chimerism test results was only at 45%. They have put him on 40mg of prednesone. We are on our 3rd prednisone week now. His lbm is almost gone, so are the rashes. The prednisone has been reduced to 30mg. They did a bone marrow biopsy on the 90th day and we are awaiting results. So far the only sign that there may be gvhd is the lbm. Oh God! Please make this work! God bless to everyone.


    Amy Clark

    Rose, I just prayed for you and your husband. I am sorry this is such a roller coaster of emotions. I know from your earlier posts that your faith is helping you through this time. I will ask for peace and strength and wisdom to be given to both of you. Thank you for sharing and keeping us updated when you can. I look for your posts and feel grateful to hear how you all are doing. Don’t ever think that no one reads or cares on this forum; many of us are just silent cheerleaders and prayer warriors. Hang in there. Very glad to hear that the prednisone is working for his rash and lbm. We are hoping for the best results possible of the biopsy. Amy


    Dale Frank

    Rose, sending my very best hopes for you and hubby. Thanks for all the info in your diary. It is so helpful to those of us dealing with MDS and considering SCT. I just got on the forum and so read your posts “retroactively”. I have a good feeling for your outcome.


    Lori Kissinger

    Hoping for the best for you and your husband, Rose. I too appreciate all the info in your diary as I will be undergoing SCT in a few months. May your faith get you through all the ups and downs.

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