Saturday, January 18, 2014

Friday Recap.....

It was busy getting Delaney settled in her room yesterday, it is tough, only a hour into admission at UCSF Delaney is asking and wanting to go home. Mommy and Daddy have a difficult time explaining to Delaney why we are here, and what is being done. We just reassure her that Mommy and Daddy will be right by her side, we are not going anywhere, we came here together and we leave together. Everything that comes in to the room must be wiped down, with sani-wipes, everything. We packed 4 bins, everything that is in the bins were wiped down prior to packing. All clothes must be washed in hot water and dried on high heat prior to Delaney's admission. Mommy and Daddy, each day must do a 2 minute scrub down up to our elbows, and if we leave the hospital we must do it again upon returning to Delaney's room. This is to do everything we can to keep Delaney's room as clean as possible, during chemotherapy and her stem cell transplant. Delaney herself received a bath once in her room, and changed into clean clothes. Next we met and discussed with the BMT doctor, nurse practitioner, and nurses how Delaney did with her last treatment, what the plan will be this admission, we went through her plan for anti-emetics, got her height, weight, and base line vitals. Following that we did all we could to make Delaney happy and relaxed as possible. Delaney's plan is as follows; Friday pre-hydration and medication, Saturday and Sunday chemotherapy over 4 hours each day, Monday a day of rest, Tuesday she will receive her stem cell transplant or also known as her stem cell rescue, and finally if everything goes well possible discharge on Wednesday. From Saturday onward for about 2-3 weeks it will be extremely tough for Delaney as her stem cells find their way back to her bone marrow and graft themselves back in an produce new cells for her body. Thank you for all the prayers, love, and support. As always ......GO TEAM DELANEY!!!

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