Going home today

Beth has made it through the night with normal temperatures (though her blood pressure continues to be elevated): so it looks like she will finally be discharged from the hospital. She checked in to the hospital on December 8, so we have been here for three full weeks.

I mentioned last night that her white blood cell count was over 4.5; that’s within the normal range on some charts. But she’ll continue to face graft vs host symptoms. I asked if Beth’s blood pressure could be attributed to this; she said, probably not. It’s more likely that it’s caused by anxiety. Nevertheless, she got up last night and walked around the floor. That’s going to be one of our regular activities when she gets home: walks up and down the street to build up her strength again and to reduce her anxiety.