Thank you so much for the prayers this morning as we headed to Duke. As you can see by the picture, Ernie was ready to get started with this! Unfortunately his white blood cell count was only 1600, so they could not begin the harvesting process yet. While disappointed, we are home and grateful that we live closeby and aren't camped out in a hotel somewhere while we wait. We will pray that his numbers will double tonight...GOD IS ABLE!
The nurses said this is all perfectly normal as it takes 10-12 days after high dose chemo for the body to rebound, and it has only been 10 days. I was happy they were able to change his dressing this morning, take a look at the catheter, and draw some labs so we know where he stands. We also met a nice couple (he is a hospice pastor) beginning aphresis like us, and we will both be part of the same "graduating class" as they call it. So, keep the prayers coming and hopefully we will have better results tomorrow!