Sunday night, Nathanael developed a full body rash that the doctor today diagnosed as graft v. host disease. For some reason, either related to his central line infection or just because, his body has started to reject the transplant.
As I’ve had it explained to me, GVH (graft v. host) comes in two forms, acute and chronic. Chronic is lifelong and therefore must be controlled over the course of one’s lifetime, like someone who’s had an organ transplant and has to take medication their whole life so their body doesn’t reject it. Acute can be controlled and managed until such a time that it isn’t a factor anymore. I guess as long as it doesn’t become chronic, then they can treat it until his immune system recovers to where it won’t be a risk anymore. Thankfully, Nathanael is dealing with acute GVH right now.
Bree and Nathanael are in the hospital as they have been for the past ten days. Hopefully, they can come back to the apartment in a day or two but they will be in
This is obviously difficult to deal with. We were making plans for everyone to come home and now it will just be Jamison and me. Hopefully, it will just be a matter of weeks before they release Nathanael to
God is in control, period, and He is always good.
UPDATE: The GVH rash is beginning to clear, but it looks like Nathanael will still be in the hospital through Easter Sunday. Please continue to pray!