Counts went in the wrong direction today. Went from .22 to .19. Doctor said it was probably due to the increase in antibiotics they have been giving me. I thought they had been hanging an extra bag or two of stuff on my IV pole. She said she was going to back off and see if that helps. Good call doc!
Also, since finding out my sister is not a match, Crystal and I have gotten several questions about how to get a bone marrow test. If you are interested in being tested, please visit the following website. www.dkmsamericas.org. It is a site where you can learn about the bone marrow testing and donating process. You can also sign up to have a test kit sent to your house.
The doctor did say that as soon as my counts hit .50, I would be released. Typically, once you hit .50, they remove you from all antibiotics and then monitor you for another 24 hours to make sure you do not break a fever. My doc has said as soon as I hit .50, I am out the door. :) Paperwork is all done.