A Cultured Life…

…stumbling through life with two beautiful daughters – often tripping, sometimes running!!

Day 124, Day10

on August 16, 2021

…and so the day unfolds

7:35pm CST

No fever today!

Although the day began with a low grade fever, thankfully it has not gone further up. Swati continues to be monitored every hour. The blood cultures reveal one organism typically found in soil by industrial sites. This again is colonized- in other words it is not outside of her GI tract. Dr Q thought he would switch around the antibiotics but since she is holding steady, he is staying with the current antibiotics.

We knew this – but today heard from the docctor’s mouth –
Swati’s blood type will change after transplant. Of the two cords that she got, one will establish and that will be her new blood type. Now I understand why we sang happy birthday on August 5!

Which brings to mind the age-old question of nature v/s nurture.
What is enduring?
How far do we go with what we are born with?
How far does the environment nurture us?
Do I have an answer to this? Just my own answer

Swati knows who Swati is
Aditi knows who Swati is
Srinivas and I know who Swati is.
Swati’s friends know who Swati is

What ever her blood type, this is the Swati who will prevail.

“Selfless, compassionate, strong, smart, hilarious and a boundlessly kind person”

This is have taken from the GoFundMe page created by her friends.
A critical part of my job is to ensure that Swati comes out with memories of who she was before. I believe that who she was before has given her the character to face this difficult journey. I am taking this one day at a time. I am but a bit player – Swati is facing this with courage and faith and we will be there for her.

3 responses to “Day 124, Day10

  1. tanya says:



  2. Bhagwati Goenka says:

    Hi Anuradha. Glad to see Swati is doing well with her low fever not going up. Wish you all the best!


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