Today was Transplant Day!!! Kenny has passed the baton to me (one of his younger sisters) to post the day’s update. We started the day with a quick coffee and then headed to the VA hospital to get settled in for transplant day! There was a changing of the guard (caregiver) as Kenny said goodbye (for a few days) to his son, Josh, before heading home.
Waiting on the door and in the room were symbols of welcome – this place is great!
We arrived for the appointment at 8am and were then told the procedure would not start until 11am.
The transplant (reintroducing half of the 9m stem cells back into his body) took about an hour. All went well – a few hot flashes – but all in all a good experience.
I returned to a well relaxed patient.
He slept for a couple of hours until dinner arrived and will get a good night’s rest in very capable hands of the VA hospital staff.
Please keep the prayers coming! We are told the effects of the chemo have yet set in and Kenny might be looking to some bouts of nausea, fever, etc.