Aaron's Hyper IgM Journey

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Transplant (Day +1)

Today started off pretty rough. Aaron had been vomiting a lot from his chemo. We started giving him phenergan to help with the nausea. The phenergan caused dystonia. Dystonia is spasm of the head, neck, jaw, lips, tongue, and eye muscles as well as abnormal movements and postures of the limbs and the trunk. His speech was also slurred and disjointed. I was very scared when I saw this. I asked to speak to the doctor, but the doctor wouldn't come. Instead, he told the nurse to stop the phenergan. This reaction is very rare and they only see it once every two years.

Aaron finally started becoming himself again right before the transplant. This was a huge relief. The transplant went well. They hung a small bag that looked like blood (you can see it behind us in the lower picture) and let it slowly drip into his central line. This was not much more than a blood transfusion. The donors cells will slowly make their way into Aaron's bone marrow and slowly begin to multiply. We should see results in about 2 weeks.

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