Sunday, 25 January 2009

Already 52 Days

And all is well. Eric is loving being at home and feeling better. Although he still has a ways to go, he is eating more and feeling well enough to be out with friends, going to hockey games and beating all of us at Mario Kart Wii....

He's on the regular post transplant drugs -- antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals and Tacro - the anti rejection drug. All that stuff in his system can be hard on liver enzymes so the home care nurse drops by daily and hooks him up to IV fluids for a couple of hours.

His blood counts bounce around a bit -- kind of like gas prices. They drop a point or two for a few days then shoot up for no reason. The drops are nerve-wracking. The sudden jumps are a relief. Doing blood counts twice a week rather than daily is giving all of us a welcome break from the breath-holding while we wait for blood counts to come back.

And we had another Christmas dinner this weekend! Yum! Turkey and stuffing and all that good stuff - what a difference a month can make.


Veronica said...

Awwww Kathy - it's just so lovely to 'hear' you sounding so relaxed and happy. I'm so glad that all is heading in the right direction for Eric - sounds like he's enjoying feeling better and being out of hospital!!
Your 2nd Christmas dinner sounds great too - happy family times :0)

Gail said...

wonderful news!!! Enjoy your dinner tonight and the celebrate Eric's outstanding progress. :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful News Kathy. Eric, I'm glad to hear you are begining to feel better!!!
S xoxo

Bekah said...

Here's to eating LOTS, hockey games, Wii, and good blood counts!

I can't imagine the rollercoaster, you all are on -- doing blood counts so often. But, I'm hoping things begin to balance out in the next few weeks.

Sending you guys so much love,
Congrats Eric, on everything.


Adrienne said...

I'm so happy to hear that Eric is getting back to NORMAL. There's nothing better. Hugs, Alison (Adrienne's mom)