Day +4+

Just to give you an update:  Seth is going through the post transplant process quite well.  As expected, the medication he is taking is bringing his blood counts down. (this is a good thing)  The goal is to NOT to have an immune system so that nothing will interfere with the new growth of healthy blood cells but leaves him open to the chance of infection.  What a delicate balancing act this is.  All of this is making him feel extremely tired. The nutritionist has come in and told Seth that he should not think about eating as enjoying a meal but rather that the food is a medication needed to increase his strength.  As to be expected he does not have a good appetite and certainly hospital food does not help matters at all.  So we are now back to the challenge of finding something that is not too bad to eat.

Seth is hoping that he will be able to get back to the blog soon but asks for your understanding that  he just needs to conserve all his energy right now, as even talking makes him tired.

Please support us/join us for our Light the Night Walk either in Philadelphia (Sept 29) or in New York (Oct 4)

We thank you for all your prayers and good wishes.  They are a constant source of strength for all of us.

Mom

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6 Responses

  1. We continue to send our love, prayers and strength to all of you. See you at LTN in Phila.
    ABJ & Uncle Lenny

  2. THANK YOU FOR UPDATE ON SETH’S PROGRESS
    WE UNDERSTAND HIS NEED TO CONSERVE HIS STRENGTH AND CONTINUE TO SEND GOOD WISHES AND PRAYERS TO YOU BOTH

    ARE MILKSHAKES ALLOWED?

    LOVE
    BARBARA

  3. Thanks Karen for the update. Of course we all understand the situation, no need to ask for our understanding, tell Seth he is to use what he has to get well. All of you just take care and let us pray that this is working.
    love,
    gail

  4. Karen,

    Thanks for the update!! We know that you have a lot going on, but we really appreciate you letting us know about Seth’s good progress.

    Also, we have a friend who is running the Chicago Marathon as a benefit for the American Cancer Society . . . and we have sponsored him to run in honor of Seth. We are taking this fundraising thing nationwide!!

    All our love and support!

    Bonnie and Dave

  5. Thanks so much for the update. Seth, just keep using your energy to get well and we’ll all just keep thinking good thoughts. Love, Ronnie

  6. Karen, Thanks for the update. We are thinking of you and Seth every day. Amy, David and Jay

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