Day 18

Image052It’s official!  Rick’s marrow has set up shop in Craig’s bones and has started to produce blood cells.  We can see this in Craig’s white blood cell count, which has been nearly zero but jumped from to .2 to .5  to 1.3 over the last couple of days.  The timing couldn’t have been more perfect, since Judy and Brad and Mike are here to share this great news!

Craig’s hair has started to fall out in clumps, so he shaved it all off yesterday.  He is experiencing some cabin fever; he’s aching to get out of this lonely hospital room and go home.

Unless Craig puts on a disguise and sneaks out of here, Dr G’s plan for Craig’s release may take 3 or 4 days.  He will take Craig off his meds one at a time, including the IV nutrition and fluids.  Craig must eat and drink on his own, and if there are no fevers or nausea, then…he will be free!

In the meantime, I will need to practically sterilize our house (is it ok to bathe the cats in sanitizer?).  Hehe.