Monday, April 12, 2010
OK, it is Day "Zero" - my transplant happens today at 2:30pm. I'm feeling a little nervous (despite the "pre-meds") but overall pretty confident. I have a terrific nurse, Jackie, and she's going to 'hold my hand' through the whole process.
After this, I become the "boy in the bubble" for awhile until my immune system takes off on its own again. Meantime it is the hospital's job to keep me scaffolded with an artificial system using drugs - antibiotics mostly. They are monitoring everything closely to watch for infection and fevers etc. Kind of a scary time, but, this is what they do here on the 14th floor. I'm in good hands and I have been so appreciative of all the good support and messages songs and gifts from you all. Thanks you thank you thank you!