Beth’s treatment

She has two viral infections, BK virus and CMV virus. She’s getting the following treatment:

  • Reduce immune-suppression (anti-rejection) medications to allow her own (donor-created) immunities to attack the virus. This will give her more graft-vs-host symptoms.
  • Anti-viral medications (including Gancyclovir).
  • “Aggressive” IV fluids to flush her bladder and urethra. This has caused a lot of swelling in her feet and ankles.
  • Lasix to make her pee it out.
  • Morphine for the pain when she pees.

Yesterday, she seemed to have passed a lot of water, and her urine was yellow instead of orange. I take this as a sign that she’s improving.

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