For better, for worse

Beth’s numbers are good — last I saw, her hemoglobin was in the 11’s, (post transfusion, but she has never been this high since we started this), her white cell count is mid-6’s (right smack in the normal range), and platelets are near 100, (almost normal), but she is continually maddened by GVH skin rashes. These are painful and itchy and they are everywhere.


This morning her ears were bright red and she had a red stripe on the top of her head.

Next week will be another bone marrow biopsy, and the “Chimerism” test that will tell us, we hope, that her old marrow has been completely destroyed by this procedure and all of these maddening, though intended, side effects.

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