Amy's white blood count went up to 0.2 on Thursday and rose today to 0.6 . Normal white blood count is between 3.2 - 9.8. We are optimistic that this means engraphtment is occuring...or close. ( Engraphtment is when the transplanted stem cells from the donor start making blood, platelets and immune cells.)
She is still having mouth pain. This is accompanied by coughing up a lot of mucous which in turn makes her throat hurt worse. At the moment, her two favorite things are ice packs and morphine . Dr. Rizzieri came by this morning and is very pleased with her progress. He seems to think as the white blood count rises her mouth/throat will improve , especially over the next 48 hours.