8.21.2012

YEAH BABY!!!!

100% engraftment!!!!!!  Well, all the hard work, nasty chemicals, and general hellishness has not been for naught.  The Docs are using the "D" word pretty freely (as in discharge).  We are starting to wean her off the narcotics and transitioning some of her IV meds to oral in preparation of going home.  At this point we are optimistic about mid next week; between you and me, I am thinking this weekend looks possible.  At home she will still be getting some IV fluids and nutrition to help keep her strong while she is getting used to resuming her diet of chicken nuggets and strawberries.  I am a bit worried about her coming home right at the start of the school year when all the little vectors of infections and disease are in one place trading germs like Pokemon.  Unfortunately Lily would not be a good candidate for home school and would miss out on all the life and social skills one learns on the bus, not to mention the basic survival skills from the lock down drills.  Becca, on the other hand, is more likely to be on the other end of a lockdown situation given the right amount of steriods.  EK

7 comments:

Hillary said...

I CELEBRATE WITH YOUR FAMILY!!!! HOORAY!!!!!! I will be hoping and praying for discharge sooner than later! :)

Hugs all around,

Hillary

linda said...

that's great news! xoxo!

LaDonna said...

So happy to hear this great news!!! Yeaaaaaa!!

Unknown said...

I am thrilled for all of you.

Laurel

Carol and Zachary said...

Tears of joy! You remain in our family's prayers.

Colleen Berlinger said...

Well isn't that the best news!! Fingers crossed and prayers for it all to continue to be positive. :)

Timmiera said...

WHOOOO...
....HOOOOO!!!!