Gil made it home yesterday afternoon and this is the view that greeted him on arrival. It's raining today ..... but who cares?!
Any weather condition is better than HEPA-filtered hospital air!
His first night at home was a good one. No problems. Taking lots of meds which I painstakingly set out this morning in those little plastic cups we get used to in the inpatient setting.
We get a visit today from a home health nurse who will show us how to administer the IV magnesium sulfate Gil needs each day to replace what the immuosuppressive agent, Tacrolimus, will deplete.
We go to the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) clinic on Monday for our first of many outpatient visits. Gil's condition will be assessed and of course, have his bloodwork analyzed for counts and drug levels.
The dogs were thrilled to have Gil back home and the feeling was obviously mutual. (Don't pets have the most amazing ability to lavish their unconditional love?)
I can just hear them thinking: "Hey, no hard feelings just because you abandoned us for the past 23 days. All is forgiven. Come rub us behind our ears. Ahhh. That's more like it."
Home again for now.
It can't get better than this.
Breathing in fresh air.