Mary1063 Posted September 2, 2013 Report Share Posted September 2, 2013 I have been awake for almost three days now... Zero sleep. I'm agonizing in fear for Shannon. I had a bad feeling when she became so sick again and drs said they were repeating scans. This is the worst possible news we could have received. Two things are happening. One, GVHD is gripping her immune system. And second, there are cancer cells active in her blood still. She has a mass in her chest compressing her lung. But she also has pneumonia and fluid around her heart, due to the GVHD... Her brothers healthy stem cells are attacking her system. She is back in isolation. There is cancer still active. She cannot receive chemo... Her system is too fragile from the transplant and the rejection. She is receiving booster red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. And more anti rejection medication and antibiotics. All in the hopes by some miracle her body accepts this process of her brothers stem cells and to make her stronger so maybe she can get more chemo. She is once again heavily sedated so there is a better chance all the meds will do their job. But this is it. THIS IS IT... She can not go through another transplant. MAYBE she will get well enough for more chemo and radiation treatment. MAYBE. I told the dr to not sugar coat things. So he didn't. He also said that losing Leo and her grief... Acknowledge or not... Is most likely playing a big part subconsciously in her wanting to get better. I'm kind of dumbfounded and broken and terrified right now. It's 4am and here I am awake just praying. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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