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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Recovering from Transplant - Day +6

Today Vishal is Day +6 from the transplant day. His counts are at bottom. He is getting blood and platelet transfusion as needed. He is having fever and mouth sores which is very common after the transplant. He is extremely fatigued. He is on bunch of antibiotics to prevent more infections to come. He is not able to eat or drink much so he is put on IV Nutrition.

Doctors are saying that the donor's stem cells will take few days to reach Vishal's bone marrow. Once the stem cells are in bone marrow and they are ready to produce the new blood , that time there are chance of getting GVHD(Graft Vs Host Disease) where Vishal's immune system and Donor's cells might attack each other. He is already on medication to reduce GVHD.

Do put your comments as Vishal loves to hear from you.


  1. Hi Vishal,

    This is Partha from Washington, DC. I was at the Sprint account on the Finance side.

    My prayers & best wishes are with you and your family. Hang in there buddy. I know it in my heart that you will be up and running in no time. Sorry to have not reached out to you earlier. I just got to know of this blogspot today.

    Take care and I hope to see you some day soon.

    Best Regards,

  2. Hi Vishal,

    This is Madhuri from Seattle, WA. I've been regularly checking this blog since I first saw it in a group when I joined a new position at Microsoft. You and your family are always there in my daily prayers.
    And Get Well Soon.

    Take Care,

    Get well soon.

  3. Hang in there Vishal! You can do it!!! The best cure for all pains is a great laugh! Check this out :

    German Coast Guard:

    It's all going to be all right. In my prayers,


  4. Vishal, Swati,

    Its hard to say do not worry. However its always some lesson to the life on what we face and what we are going thru. Think about all positive, You say you are going to be fine.. say this loud and as many times as you can. That will bring you +ve energy. Its so powerful and almighty is watching you. Everything will come in place. Here is what I got when I am thinking about you and search from the Bible.

    Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
    and your healing will quickly appear;
    then your righteousness [a] will go before you,
    and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

    So do not worry. You will be alright.
    Take Care and will keep you in my prayers.