Author: Dr. Chase Hayden

Hyper IgM Syndrome and the Stem Cell Transplant

Hyper IgM Syndrome and the Stem Cell Transplant

Stephanie went back to CHOP around 2:00 pm today (Wednesday) and started with getting everything ready for the procedure. They started by removing the central line (crazy picture of that below… “graphic content” disclaimer implied for those that have trouble looking in a hospital room), and then brought out more consent to treat forms. I […]

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Hyper IgM Syndrome Stem Cell Harvest – Day 5

Hyper IgM Syndrome Stem Cell Harvest – Day 5

Today was the day that the stem cells were harvested. Over the last 4 days Stephanie has been taking her injections in order to stimulate stem cell development. and the preliminary blood tests indicated that things were going in the right direction. Since the concept of a “stem cell” may be foreign to some people […]

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Baby Hayden Hyper IgM Syndrome – Day 4

Baby Hayden Hyper IgM Syndrome – Day 4

Today was the meeting of the minds, the final powwow before the fun happens tomorrow. The day started with the 4th injection of Neupogen, followed by sitting in the waiting room until the final meeting started. Once the main doctors were able to come down, Stephanie and the medical team went through the final instructions for […]

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