Xander had another rough start to the day, but it ended well.
Today Xander had a visit from Amy and Markus. They worked on the lower abdominal area and healing. This was perfect timing. Right after they left, Xander had his first formed stool in four weeks! This is major progress from even a few days ago. Thank you for the visit.
CMV Update: At it's highest measured level, it was 5,500. We found out today it is now 740. This is way down and the valganciclovir along with HBOT are doing it's job. Hopefully we can pull him off of this drug soon that suppresses his blood counts. Even through these myelosuppresive medications, his counts are doing well.
WBC 3.9 (fine)
HGB 12.6 (good)
PLT 48 <- got transfused on platelets today
ANC 3.0 (fine)
Lymph 0.4 (great, we want these low to reduce gvhd)
Xander has been enjoying his HBOT treatments very much. Here he is tonight, getting treated. Thank you so much to the Oxford Kids Foundation for making this a reality for Xander. The positive effects of this treatment are abundant! One of the most amazing... at 2.5ATA, Xander's GVHD disappears. Seriously, we have it on video. Love it. Hopefully other children undergoing transplants will benefit from this therapy as an inpatient service some day.
|Evening in the chamber|
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Peace and love to all of Xander's followers,