Today is the day

Today is the day we’ve been waiting for. It’s the day of our “bone marrow transplant” (or “stem cell transplant”). It’s “day zero”.

We talked with the transplant coordinator yesterday. The donor gave “plenty” of stem cells in one day, and everything else went fine. The donor “made lots of cells” – It’s “just what we wanted”. So as I write this, they should be on an international flight – the “bag” that the cells come in is a very small one.

If you think of a one-pint transfusion, which might take a couple of hours, the new stem cells should take about five minutes to transfuse into her. The entire thing is anticlimactic, compared with all the other things that have been going on. The “transplant” should occur some time after 7:00 pm tonight.

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