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.
We could handle the restrictions though because we were flying high from the terrific news that MOM’S NEW BONE MARROW IS 100% ENGRAFTED and THEY CANNOT FIND ANY MUTATED MYELOID CELLS (the source of her MLA leukemia) in any of the tests they have run!!!
Such terrific and relieving news!!! It doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the road for recovery or a clean bill of health but it’s a HUGE piece to Mom being better!
Her appetite has taken a turn for the better and she’s been really into avocado/cheese tacos to fuel her daily 1 mile long walks.
After we left Texas and headed home to Tennessee, we learned even better news — MOM GETS TO SPEND TIME AT HOME!!!
If her blood tests continue to come back as well as they have been coming, Mom will get to spend time each week home in Austin before heading back to Houston for regular tests.
She cannot be released from MD Anderson’s Care until 100 days post-transplant, but the team there is feeling good enough about her progress to let her leave Houston for days at a time.
August 16 is day 100 — so fingers crossed about what happens next!!!!
PS — much has been said about Mom being a leukemic badass unicorn on this blog. Let’s never forget that Dad is on his own special level of badassery for all that he has done to carry Mom faithfully through every step of this process as her caretaker. I don’t think he appreciates being called a unicorn though.