Today is day -2 and so far things are going well. Reid is still in good spirits and joking with everyone. However, his counts have gone down and today he required his first transfusion. As the counts continue to go down he will become more and more fatigued, so Keith and I will take a walk with him shortly. We are told that evidence seems to indicate that the people who exercise and remain active get out of the hospital sooner. There will be days when he won't be able to do much, so he must remain active while he can.
Here are the pictures I took on Monday when Reid was moved to the new stem cell floor. He doesn't consider any of this a Kodak moment, but agreed to one picture.
This is Keith sitting on the couch that opens up into a bed in case someone wants to spend the night. Keith joked that it was too bad Reid didn't have this room on Sunday when we had the plumbing problems at home. We could have all moved in and saved money on a motel. :) There are 2 TVs in the room and you can see the one in this picture. The table can be rolled anywhere in the room and is nice for when we eat here with Reid. I'm actually using it now as I type on the Netbook.
I give up! I uploaded these pictures to Blogger from home intending to add text from here. I keep trying to get my text aligned to the left, but it wants to be centered like the pictures and I'm tired of trying to change it each time. From now on it will be centered...I think!
This picture shows how the room is set up. It's at least twice as big as the room he had before.
And this is the view. The building with BCM is Baylor College Of Medicine. Between Baylor and the building to the right is Rice University's football stadium. At least I think it's their stadium.
The brick building is St. Luke's Hospital. That's where the Texas Heart Institute is located. I believe the glass building is medical offices
I think this is part of St. Luke's too. We'd love to see a helicopter land, but so far it hasn't happened.
That's the update for today. Thanks again for your prayers and support. Betty