Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Good morning!

Today is the day. They are preparing to do Nancy's stem cell transplant, and the procedure will be starting shortly. It's now 9am, and she's getting a variety of drugs to combat nausea, transplant reactions, and infections.

It's not really very dramatic. There is cart in the room, with a water bath coming up to body temperature. They will be bringing Janet's frozen stem cell donation shortly, and thawing it out in the bath. There are five bags of stem cells. The stem cells will be given to Nancy like any other kind of blood transfusion. I think we have several hours of activity ahead.

I'll send another note with an update later this morning. Please keep her in your heart today.

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