Mom & Dad sent out this card this week accompanied with an update from the doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center that basically made Christmas for all of us.[...]
Day 100 has come and gone, and with it a thunderous proclamation delivered in soft tones with sincere smiles.
You can go home. Like home home. For a long time. Like a long time. [...]
Just a couple weeks ago the family got back from visiting Mom in Houston, sharing some nice moments and learning some terrific news.
Per usual, it couldn’t be a totally smooth visit. This time baby Rowan had been sick so we had to have limited time with Mom and no touching... that’s one of the downsides of Mom having the immune system of a 2 month old baby.[...]
Hey friends and family, I talked to Mom this afternoon and here are the big themes of the conversation.
Thought you might like to eavesdrop for a minute.[...]
Wednesday, May 30th:
Dad steps out of the hospital room on the bone marrow stem cell transplant floor at MD Anderson and begins a daily quest — sleuthing out the location of one of the rolling coffee pots volunteers push around the hospital. [...]
Today Mom is feeling great, having come out on top of her first bout with discomfort since the transplant.
On Day 3 (this is how things are talked about in transplant world… with transplant day being "Day Zero"), Mom was having discomfort from sores in her throat combined with nausea. The nausea fell off almost immediately but the sores were more persistent.[...]
Tomorrow is transplant day — Mom’s re-birthday as they call it in leukemia circles.[...]
A quick update from Dad:
Lesa has completed the third day of conditioning chemo this morning and slept pretty good, too.[...]
A couple weeks ago, we were in a holding pattern just waiting for an annoying infection to clear up & the antibiotics to clear out so that we could move forward with the bone marrow transplant. [...]
Quick Update: Good News While Waiting a Little Bit Longer (+ an educational moment about the bone marrow transplant process)
Due to an unforeseen infection, we are going to be waiting a bit longer to get the bone marrow stem cell transplant underway.
The doctors want Mom to be off antibiotics and healthy before they start conditioning her body (aka "kicking her booty with chemo") for the transplant, so it looks like it will be a couple weeks before the transplant.[...]