Last night was an infusion-related response

A couple of the doctors visited this afternoon, and it seems as if Beth had an infusion-related response. That is, she received what is regarded to be a “large number” of stem cells — it was a 400 ml infusion, and she received 8 million cells (!) per kilogram of her body weight (!). So that put the total volume of stem cells. (Since Beth is about 65 kg, that’s more than 500 million cells!)

So the response she had last night is not likely to occur again. What will happen is that the harsher effects of the chemo (tiredness, etc.) will show up 7-10 days after her first bit of chemo.

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