My bro is cleared for transplant! Now, all I have to do is get MYSELF ready, aka stop dropping my hemoglobin and hopefully simmer down what appears to be an up and coming lupus flare...and I'll be all good..!
More good news: the 5 doses of Venofer seemed to work! My iron saturation is at 44%, and my hemoglobin went up from around 66 (6.6) to 86 (8.6)! I'm really hoping that this gastroenterology appointment in early November will find something and hopefully stop any bleeding that may be occuring in my stomach.
Hurrah for my brother..!