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One year post transplant... by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Still Dominating! Still Fighting Like Girls! Still in COMPLETE RESPONSE!!! Read on »
Day 42: Thankful by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's a special Thanksgiving for us this year. We have quite a bit to be thankful for. Hot air balloons named Rosie The awesome hotel staff at the Homewood Suites ... Read on »
Day 26: DISCHARGED! by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We've officially been discharged. More details tomorrow. Is it possible to forget what your forks look like in 8 weeks? Apparently so. Read on »
Day 24 : Into the heavens on a hot air balloon named Rosie by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today was one of those days where you know when your head hits the pillow you'll take a huge sigh and realize exactly how amazing the day really was. Our d ... Read on »
Day 22 by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Liver enzyme levels are still elevated but much better than they have been. The transplant nurse still has us scheduled for discharge on Tuesday! We're planning to check out ... Read on »
Day 19 by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer There's a light at the end of the tunnel and we're getting closer to it. We got to play hookey today from the cancer center -- we slept late, ate breakfast, and got ourselves ... Read on »
Still Fighting by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We're still here! Last week's work meeting in ATL was crazy busy and left little time for updates. Beyond a week long migraine and elevated liver enzyme levels there wasn't mu ... Read on »
Quick Update by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Super quick update before I head down to my meeting. Engraftment happened Sunday! She's no longer neutropenic and was released from lock down yesterday! No more extra fluid ... Read on »
Day 9 & 10 by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just arrived at the outpatient center at St. Francis for weekend labs, fluids, and doc appointment. We've been here for 45 minutes already and she's only had her BP and weight ... Read on »
Day 8 by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We're on the upswing! Counts are rebounding and the transplant nurse thinks momma will be out of this neutropenic stage by Monday! WBCs are up to 200 from 100 yesterday. Mon ... Read on »
MJ is BACK! by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We're still here! I made it back from my Philly work trip around 8:30 last night. Daddy was on cancer center duty on Monday. Jessica was on duty yesterday. They both did an ex ... Read on »
Weekend Update by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Friday We spent the morning at the cancer center for labwork and to see Dr. F. Counts were still in the normal range. They sent us home with fluids -- so now she's carrying ... Read on »
Day 0: Blow by Blow by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We've been waiting for reinfusion day for the last 4.5 weeks. We began the morning with labwork followed by premeds - Benadryl, Ativan, and Tylenol. The transpla ... Read on »
...it cannot invade the soul... by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I think we're both in a weird funk today. Maybe it's the crappy weather. Hopefully it will be gone tomorrow -- the crappy weather and the weird funk. Went in to the cance ... Read on »
High Dose Day 2 -- alot like Day 1 by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Not much to report today. Second and final day of Melphalan. We will return to the cancer center tomorrow for labwork and fluids. She feels pretty good -- using the "give me m ... Read on »
High Dose Day 1 in Pictures by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Melphalan - has to hide out in a kryptonite green bag because it's sensitive to light. That's it's only weakness -- this stuff is no joke kids. Nonstop po ... Read on »
Getting Back in the Ring by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We are heading back to Greenville today to start high dose and reinfusion tomorrow rather than next week. The transplant coordinator called last week to say our favorite tr ... Read on »
Home Sweet Home by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We were released yesterday to come home for a two week break. We'll have to be back in Greenville on the 19th to begin high dose chemo and reinfusion of her stem cells. Ho ... Read on »
She's no lightweight... by Riley Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Stem cell collection goal was 10 million. In one day of collection (3 hours to be exact) we far exceeded the goal and collected 76.8 million. It's amazing how God r ... Read on »