Day +21 and WBC already dropping
hi there, my husband has had a terrible time since his transplant 21 days ago. His background is he has Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, diagnosed in May 2020, which was chemo-resistant and he relapsed twice before but eventually getting into remission in November through new medication. A week after the transplant, he ended up in ITU with heart failure (he's only 51, but they think a reaction to the chemo) and although he thankfully pulled through, and is back on the ward, his neutrophils have now dropped from 4 (with GCSF) last week, to 0.2 today. They had stopped the GCSF a few days ago and since then they have plummeted. The transplant nurse said they are concerned that there is early graft rejection as it's unusual to see such a sudden drop, although she said it could also be due to infection - although seems she was erring more towards graft rejection. They have sent off chimerism test and will know in a couple of days what the results of this are. I am just so worried. She said they can get some more donor cells, but this could take weeks, and they don't know if he'll be able to have further chemo. She said it all depends on what the chimerism is. Has anyone experienced this before. I don't know how much more anxiety and uncertainty I can take! Thank you.