One thing that I took for granted from the start of this is that we would find a match. A couple of weeks ago I was told that we did indeed find several. This is without a doubt great news, and although I am hugely grateful I was not all that surprised based on what we told by the BMT folks in the beginning. All good right?...well I had neglected to tell Trisha because I unconsciously assumed that she had the same feeling about the likelihood of finding a 10/10 match with the KIR mismatch. So Trisha was kind enough to take some time out of her morning to punch me in the gut a few times between repetitions of, "I can't believe you didn't tell me." This was all done with love and humor...I think.
One new thing for us here at the hospital is our Hospitalist. This role appears to be mostly focused on taking some of the duties from the attendings and fellows. If I were Ambrose Bierce I would describe this position as a doctor that is most noteworthy as an additional line on a itemized bill. No matter, it is really just monopoly money anyway. We received a statement last week that covered a 5-day segment of our stay with a bottom number of $195,000 I told them to have it sent to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. EK
On the way to our "last supper" as a family at home