I returned to the hospital on 2/7/08 for readmission due to fevers and chills. I developed graft versus host disease in my gut. It is a little uncomfortable but manageable. My doctors placed me on steroids and an immunosuppressor to control the GVHD. This seems to be the only thing keeping me in the hospital. Once we get control of the GVHD then I will able to go home. So far my blood counts are doing well, and all of us are taking one day at a time. My medical team has not come up with a definitive plan after I get discharged but there are options. This weekend I am on what is called bowel rest, no food by mouthâ€¦.nothing by mouth to be exact. I do not know if I can do it because I am always hungry, but this is thought to relieve my gut so that I can start eating solid foods. I have been on a clear liquid diet for 2 weeks now, not fun.
Once again thanks for all the love and prayers. Lots of love to all of you.