Logan and I (dad) are at Seattle Children’s all day today getting his stems cells transfused back into him. These stem cells were removed and sent to a lab sometime ago. The purpose of doing this is to see if we can help “jump start” his body into producing platelets, white, & red blood cells. He is getting platelets as well today.
It’s going to be a long day….we headed north at 6am this morning. It took us 2.5 hours to get here because of traffic/weather. Goal was to have us out by 6pm. That’s now changed as I type this. His cells are coming from another location outside the hospital and they will be late in arriving. Estimated arrival is now at 2pm. After transfusing into him (about 30 minutes) they need to hydrate him for 5 straight hours. The clinic closes at 8 so the nurse said they may need to move us to inpatient.
Logan has slowly been getting his strength back from his inpatient visit last week. The nutrition team really wants him to gain weight so we had to put a feeding tube in. He hates it. Although constantly getting poked, asked questions, being told to drink/eat Logan continues to smile and stay positive.