Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hospital Stays

Pat will have to go into the hospital August 4 for a bone marrow biopsy. That is where they drill a hole into her hip, yes it hurts. So they are going to drug her well (hahah). She also my need some platelets at that time. So if any one is willing and able to donate some blood or platelets to the City of Hope that would be great.
(for those who can not read the strip it says : "you can have general anethesia or just be numbed from the wallet down") haha
She will then be admitted to City of Hope right after Labor Day she will be given some higher level Chemo to kill off her cancer cells for a week, and then she will receive the donor transplant. Then she will receive more chemo to wipe out the rest of her blood cells and to help accept the new cells. Then she will have to wait until the news cells set up shop in her bones. Then it is wait and see with her immune system after that. Once release from the Hospital she will have to stay close, so will set her up with the 5th wheel or in what City of Hope calls the Village. (where they have little apartments set up). She will see the doctor twice a week for a 100 days after released from the hospital. Then she can come home. However this schedule can change without notice and is just a general guide line and not set in stone by any means. If you have questions or what to make comments to Pat please do so there is a comment box at the need of each entry which then sends me and Pat an email with the comment. We would love to hear from all of you. I would love to know who if anyone is reading this.

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