It's another long day for us at the hospital. We've been here since 11:00 this morning and right now Reid is having a 2 hour IV to help prevent something called PCP pneumonia that I guess stem cell transplant patients are more susceptible too. This will take at least 2 hours, so it will be after 9:30 when we leave.
I can now exhale! The scan done on Monday shows no Hodgkin's Lymphoma!
Reid pointed out to me that we've heard that before (and I know that's true), but I'm still hopeful that the clear scans will continue. I think we're all afraid to get too excited at this point in fear of jinxing his recovery or something.
We've still got to see those platelets go up without transfusions if he's going to get into the next clinical trial. This trial is to test a drug that will hopefully prevent or control Hodgkin's in people at high risk for recurrence after a stem cell transplant. It's a double blind study which means he could get the actual drug or a placebo. However, if he does relapse and he's not on the drug they will be able to give it to him. At least that was my understanding when it was originally explained to us.
Anyway, I'm exhaling and enjoying the day (what's left of it).
Tomorrow we move home! The doctor gave his OK, so we'll be out of Candlewood by noon tomorrow.
Thank you for your prayers and support...Betty