As soon as she woke up this morning, Avery started working on meeting some goals.
After taking all of her oral meds “like a boss,” she also took some formula. Considering she completely shunned it yesterday, this was a win!
She took more this afternoon. Not quite at her goal yet, but she’s working on it.
This evening we were able to get her approved for purée food.
We’re waiting on her “dinner” now.
She enjoyed eating from a spoon pre-transplant, so we’re hoping she picks it right back up.
She’s doing the work and making progress!!
Since I have some “space” left, let’s answer a quick question we’re asked often:
What does the “BMT DAY +[NUMBER]” mean?
Day 100 is a milestone that bone marrow transplant recipients mark as the turning point in recovery.
That’s when the greatest risk for critical side effects is past and when the donor’s healthy cells have engrafted and begun making new blood cells.
In fact, we’ll re-test around Day +100 to see if she is still 100% her donor.
As you can see by today’s number, we’re TWENTY-FOUR days out!
You got this, Avi!