Monday, May 10, 2010

Barry Day +33 Update

Today (Monday May 10th, 2010) is day +33 after transplant. Barry continues to do well. His white blood cells are good (3.1k), his hemoglobin is low (at around 8.0) and his platelets are okay (at 33k). The doctors try to hold out as long as possible before giving him an infusion of red blood cells. You can see that Barry looks a little bit pale in the photo above; this is due to his low hemoglobin level. Tomorrow morning, Barry will get a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration. The doctors will look to see the percentage of donor marrow versus the percentage of Barry's old marrow.

If all goes well, we should be discharged from LPCH on the afternoon of Wednesday May 12th, 2010 and we will head over to the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.