BMT Day +5

We’re incredibly grateful that Avery appears to still be feeling well today…

for the most part.

She had a bit of a long night due to a lot of diarrhea and some aches while trying to sleep.

Mom asked them to run a lab for C. Diff to make sure she didn’t have that, and it came back negative.

Therefore, they believe it can be a side effect of the two antibiotics she’s currently taking.

One is her prophylactic antibiotic and the other is to treat the staph infection near her central line.

She also received another dose of abatacept to, hopefully, help prevent graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).

Other than not caring to smile for a photo, she’s had another good day.

She’s still playing, smiling when cameras are on her, and even dancing when Mom takes her out for a few laps around the BMT unit.


Engraftment typically takes about 2 to 6 weeks in most cases.

Right now, we’re simply waiting and watching.

Watching Avery for any signs of infection or other adverse side effects… and her blood counts for any signs of engraftment.

Avery is just pushing through the best she can each day.

Seeing her remain strong gives us the push we need to do the same.

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