Today is day T-6; only six days until I receive my stem cells back on day T_0!
I was admitted to Rainbow Babies and Children, in Cleveland, last night. My sister Rachel and my dad came with me and stayed the night, but my mom is here with me now. Dad and Rachel helped me settle in, and Rachel decorated the room! I was able to get my chemistry done this morning, and then Rachel and I made 3D shamrocks to decorate the rooms with!
Today, I started my BEAM chemotherapy regiment, which will last until next Tuesday. I received a one time dose of Carmustine. Tomorrow I will start the next set of drugs, Etoposide and Cytarabine which I will receive every 8 hours for the next 4 days. I have been OK today, with just a midday episode of extreme fatigue and headaches. Also, my sugars have been really high, so they are monitoring them until tomorrow morning, when they will decide what insulin regiment to follow. The doctors have added a few more antibiotics to my med list (they even woke me up at 2 a.m. to eat them!), but so far, so good!
I"ll try to update this blog regularly. Thank you for your prayers, notes and visits!