The Joy of Giving.

The Joy of Giving.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thank you Donor, Doctors...and Modern Technology!

 This is a picture of Anthony right after they finished the transplant. Brittany said the following, "Tony felt a little nauseous after he was all done, so he is going to rest. We will not know if the engraftment worked for 14-25 days. It will be at that point that we also find out whether or not he has graft vs. host disease. That is where the new stem cells (which make up his new immune system) decide whether or not to protect or attack his body. They can identify his body as foreign and attack it. If that happens, they will suppress the new immune system even more until it gets used to its new home. He has 3 or 4 more doses of a milder chemo that will be given every few days to suppress the new cells. We are hoping that his counts begin coming back up around Christmas."

Thank you all for your incredible support!

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