Robin Roberts in medical isolation: ‘Now we wait…and pray’

(AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute)

(AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute)

Robin Roberts has moved on to the next step of her treatment against MDS, a rare blood disease.

The Good Morning America host received a bone-marrow transplant eleven days ago and she is now being held in medical isolation to prevent infection.

“I’m doing well, receiving excellent care. Now we wait … and pray,” she tweeted yesterday.

The next five days the hospital will be on watch to see how Roberts reacts to treatment, the New York Post reported.

“She’s in a time frame now where the stem cells from the donor start to grow in,” Dr. Andrew Pecora, Vice President of cancer services at Hackensack University Medical Center, told the Post. “This is the crucial time to see whether the stem cells grow in or not.”

Pecora said it could take up to 10 to 15 days for the stem cells to grow. He also said the fact that Roberts’ sister,  Sally, donated the bone marrow gives Roberts “a big advantage.”

“There’s much less worry when it’s a related donor,” Pecora said.

Viewers have been following Roberts along her journey on Good Morning America and on her Twitter page.

Her last day on the morning show was August 30th, before she took an extended medical leave.

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