Tuesday, October 27, 2009

You are now free to move about the cabin...

After ten days in the UW hospital Clyde has been liberated. She got home in the late afternoon on Monday. She says that when she's sick the hospital is the place to be but when she's feeling well, she wants to go home. That's a sentiment that's hard to argue with.

While in the hospital she had a colonoscopy and an esophagogastroduodenoscopy to look at her digestive tract from top to bottom (so to speak). The pathology from biopsies taken didn't reveal anything conclusive but the medical team is convinced that Clyde had an episode of Graft versus Host Disease. It's likely that this won't be the only time GvHD rears it's ugly head. Hopefully, the exactness of the blood match will keep the episodes rare and mild.

With some adjustments made to her meds and the addition of a few more, the symptoms seem to have resolved and Clyde is back on an upward trajectory.

In the last several sets of labs, Clyde's blood counts have been very good. Her medical attention was excellent, as usual, and she had a lot of time to rest and eat. Her weight continues to come up and all of us that are close to her are feeling very optimistic once again.

I am a firm believer that your positive thoughts and prayers have created an energy that goes a long way towards ensuring Clyde's most positive possible outcome. My family and I cannot thank all of you enough for the vibe you're putting out into the universe. We have a remarkable circle of friends and supporters.

Be well.

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