Yes, it's day +11 and there have been some changes. Yesterday his white count went from .3 to 3.1 and today it's 9.1. He's now engrafted and no longer needs the Neupogen injections. He's producing white cells on his own! It might fluctuate a little, but it won't go down much now.
There is a possibility he could be released tomorrow, but he must be able to drink 2 liters and swallow all his pills. Right now his throat is bothering him because with engraftment everything starts to heal and new tissue is growing behind the damaged stuff in his esophagus and it's trying to slough off. It feels as if something is stuck in his throat. He's been told to try eating soft food...apple sauce, yogurt, etc., to see if that helps. He also needs to walk around more in hopes of getting this thing dislodged. And he needs to keep drinking.
I talked him into ordering scrambled eggs and apple sauce for breakfast (he hates yogurt so that's not an option) and he's giving it a try. Nothing really appeals to him and I've found that making lots of suggestions sometimes meets with success.
Meanwhile, I moved yesterday to Candlewood Suites around 4 miles from the hospital. I ran to Kroger on my way back there last night and bought a few things. I'll need to get some more things before he's released. Today I came here on their shuttle, so I don't have the car. I hadn't expected things to move this quickly, but I'm glad!
Thanks again for your support! Betty