His fluid levels are hopefully starting to work out much better now. Today is the first time in 3 weeks that he has been able to consume his required amount of liquids orally! This is outstanding and leads to a good working system going outpatient. Still some time dealing with a bladder filled with BK Virus, next prednisone reduction on Thursday (I got the days mixed up). That drug is extremely potent and has side effects that I don't want to think about. We just keep praying that every time we reduce it, his body holds up with the GVHD. He definitely has a Grade I skin rash. It comes and goes, and hasn't resolved completely yet.
Since he had a pericardial effusion last time, we are keeping an eye on him closely for the symptoms. So due to this continued fluid imbalance and most notably adema in the extremities, we requested an echocardiogram. Side note, his blood pressure has been really good this time, so that has not been a worry (this was a huge issue last time). We confirmed with the test today, that he does not have fluid around his heart. He was blessed to have the test performed by a Fellow (as opposed to a tech), so we got some immediate results.
It was a super great view of the peony garden from the 11th floor!