Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Doing Well

We are back to the Outpatient BMT routine. Eric visits daily for hydration and blood work. His kidneys are having some issues with the Tacrolimus (an immunosuppressive) and he needs daily monitoring of the Tac levels in his blood. He is working to increase his fluid intake and the pharmacist and hematologists have reduced both the tacrolimus and fluconozole. Today's blood work showed some improvement so we seem to be on the right track.

Other than a lack of appetite, Eric is doing quite well. He's happy to be back home and out of the confines of isolation! He's getting out for daily walks but obviously, stays away from crowds. With his brand new immune system, it will take time to get it working again. Getting well is his full time job for the next little while and we are all working to support him in that goal.

3 comments:

Veronica said...

So happy to hear that Eric is back home where he belongs - nothing like your own space, really.....impressed that he's up and about, getting out for walks - he is indeed doing well! :o)

Take care.............Vx

Duane said...

So glad to hear Eric is doing much, much better and back home.

Here's to renewed strength!

Thinking of you two. :)

Bekah said...

Constantly in awe of you and Eric, Kathy. Just wanted to send over some love. Keep up the walking Eric -- you're doing amazing. The more active you are, the better you'll feel sooner.

Again,
sending tons of love,

B