7:30 AM- 9:00 AM - Line placement in left groin area for apheresis (stem cell collection)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - MRI of head and recovery.
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM- Apheresis (she finally gets to eat and drink)
4:30 PM - Up to the 7th floor of Mott to wait for the results of the collection... and wait...
About 8:00 PM we get the news that we 'only' got about 2 million cells (hate to be the one who had to count them) and we needed 4 million.
So Lisa was admitted for the night and will collect the rest tomorrow. She'll definitely be back in and admitted on Monday for chemo and bone marrow transplant, followed up by the vaccine trial.
As in the picture taken just before 7:00 AM, Lisa braved it all as we've become accustomed to with her infectious smile and charm.