Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tuesday Transplant Day

It was a rough night once again, Delaney was very restless. After lowering and adjusting her anti-nausea medications, she still vomited in the morning when she woke up. Delaney remained nauseous all day fighting nausea and the harsh effects of chemotherapy on her body. All night and for most of the morning and afternoon Delaney has fought fiercely to keep a fever away. Her body was fluctuating between normal 98.6 and 100.3. 100.4 is considered a fever and a whole other protocol would take place in order to manage the fever. It was and will be stressful through the night watching for a fever. It is day zero for Delaney, transplant day. A day where Delaney will save herself once again. As we have spent many days and nights here at UCSF, on 7 LONG, as the floor is known. We have become more knowledgable of the BMT and oncology world, by talking with the nurses and doctors. In the BMT world, when Delaney is done with treatment, she will have 4 birthdays to celebrate in each year. Her first birthday, being her actual birthday May 21st, her second birthday is December 23, her first rescue to save her self, her third birthday today January 23rd, her second rescue to save herself, and her fourth birthday is still to be determined upon her next admission. It is considered a birthday every time she saves her self, with her own stem cells, because the doses of chemotherapy she receives are so big that without her own stem cells, which were harvested months ago, she would not recover. Delaney is close to finishing another chapter of her story, she has a possible discharge set for tomorrow pending nothing comes up that would keep her here. Delaney is resting, yet as fierce as ever. Thank you again to the nurses and doctors at UCSF, on 7 LONG, and of course all of you out there, Team Delaney. Thank you for all the prayers, love and support. As always... GO TEAM DELANEY!!

"And though she be but LITTLE, she is FIERCE!" (

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