Wednesday, April 13, 2016

One last post

March 29th marked the one year anniversary of David being hospitalized.

Everything was going great after his transplant in September. The first 100 days are the most dangerous, but everything went smoothly. Once you get past the first 100 days it is pretty smooth sailing after that and December 12th we planned to celebrate.

Unfortunately just a few days before our planned celebration David developed GVH.

(Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is a rare medical complicationfollowing the receipt of transplanted tissue from a genetically different person. GvHD is commonly associated with stem cell or bone marrow transplant but the term also applies to other forms of tissue graft. Immune cells (white blood cells) in the donated tissue (the graft) recognize the recipient (the host) as "foreign." The transplanted immune cells then attack the host's body cells. GvHD can also occur after a blood transfusion if the blood products used have not been irradiated or treated with an approved pathogen reduction system.)

So we are not out of the woods yet. But we are plugging along and trying to handle the setback and disappoint as well as possible. It isn't immediately life threatening, but still having to go to Necker hospital a year later when they were so positive and assured us repeatedly that they could cure him is a hard pill to swallow.

Either way, I stopped writing and don't plan on writing in the near future so this will be my last post and I will be making my blog private until if or when I feel like writing again.

Thanks for reading, thanks for your kind words and don't fret my pets. There are new blogs about living in Paris popping up every month.

xoxox

Emily  

5 comments:

  1. Oh no! I was so hoping this post was to say the hospital visits were finally over and done with.

    And that's the good thing about blogs - you can stop and start whenver you feel like it, you don't owe anything to anyone my dear.

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    1. Thanks Sam. I feel like not posting is cruel because my 5 or 6 readers assume the worst. But cancer is boring and depressing and the last thing I want to do when I get home from work is write about it. I talk about it all day and there is really nothing interesting to say. It's just wait and see. Xoxoxo

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  2. Have been thinking of you and David, especially of late. I really hope the best for him.

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