After transfusion #5 WBC 3.2 ANC 2.9. For those that are into the competition of comparing donors- I have to say that Donor #5 was jipped they threw away 10% of the cells. Some crazy blood bank rule due to his increase in temperature. I don't care what they say I will not be convinced that the increase in temp was due to the transfusion but just a typical rise in temp that we have seen again and again the last few weeks.
His breathing is more labored today - which we think is due to those neutrophils eating away at the infection. He is getting a higher level of oxygen with a face mask now instead of tube in nose. It will help him to breathe more comfortably.
They were able to put in two new iv's yesterday- we really need 3 with all of the medication that he is getting. The iv team will be back later to try for one more.
He started IVIG transfusions last night. It will put antibodies in his system to help boost his immune system. Another product that comes from blood donors taken from plasma in blood.
I have the lights off and shades drawn- he needs some sleep.