The Dr. just confirmed that engraftment began - Mark's neutrophils jumped from .06 to 1.12 overnight.....this BIG jump confirms engraftment has started. His platelets have doubled in count for the past couple of days and all other counts are climbing in the right direction.
We understand this is a HUGE and 1st milestone in this 2 year process - but after the last week we will celebrate the victories which give us the courage and strength to continue.
He is currently in isolation because he caught a viral infection and a CT of the chest showed that the infection is not in his lungs. The Team feels that the infection will remain in the sinuses and antibiotics will clear it up.
He is still really struggling with nausea, exhaustion and headaches - the isolation is very restricting and he is restless and ready to break out of this place. He is also struggling to keep any food down and has no appetite. Hopefully he will start to feel a little better in the next couple of days.
We are giddy with excitement!!