Friday, September 15, 2006

Day +45 MMF Immuno Suppressant

WBC 4900
ANC 4000
Platelets 134k
Hemoglobin 11.3
Weight 12.0

He went to clinic today for lab draws. As an outpatient, he has a new Nurse Practioner named Karen who takes the place of Lizzie (inpatient N.P.). His Prograf level is fine. Dr. Argawal talked to Dr. Weinburg and he wants to start David on a third immuno suppressant called Mycophenolate Mofetil (or CellCept or MMF). The MMF is a 'steroid sparing' drug. In other words, the more MMF one takes, the less steroids one can take, so one can get down to a 'safer' level of steroids. I am starting MMF tonight. They will start to taper his steroids on Monday after the clinic appointment.

His clinic schedule for the rest of September is as follows:
Sept 18 - Clinic 9am
Sept 20 - IVIG (boosts the immune system) 1pm in Day Hospital takes 2 hours
Sept 21 - Clinic 9am
Sept 25 - Clinic 9am, Day Hospital for Pentamadine (prevents pneumonia)
Sept 28 - Clinic 9am

1 comment:

Susan McNally said...

I am delighted with the prospect of a reduction of steroids.

Love and hugs to you both.