I was not able to be with Natalie today, however, Tyler said it was well. This is her rest day from the chemo, tomorrow will be her last day of ATG and then Wednesday is transplant. We are happy to be just a day away from transplant. We know that the worst is still ahead as her body lingers until engraftment. Her risk of illness becomes greater with each day. Today Natalie was able to spend time with Grandmother Fish and the two kept busy enjoying the fun things Grandmother had prepared.
The other day when I was with Natalie, she was talking about missing her friends at school. Not but a few minutes later, emails were delivered to her room from friends and family. Thank you so much for your messages. She had me read them to her each at least three times. It meant a lot.
Tomorrow Blair will have one last blood lab before the big day on Wednesday to ensure that all is well. I know Blair will be okay, although, I wish I could donate in place of him. Tonight I gave him an extra long hug. He is the man of the house right now because Tyler is gone and Matthew is with Grandma Schellenberg. Blair decided that his new sleeping quarters are right next to me in my bed. He and I have been spending some quality time together. I received an entire education today regarding viruses. Allow me to share what I learned in Blair's own words, "Mom, there are a lot of viruses out there. Some are tree viruses and some are leg viruses. I once had a tummy virus, but my leg virus hurt more. The tree virus just takes down the tree. And a giant virus can kill a giant." -- My poor children and their intriguing relationship with viruses and bacteria’s/germs. Let's hope over time they won't be afraid of normal things in life. :)
Tomorrow Alice will also be going in for a routine treatment of IVIG (good antibodies) to hold her over until her transplant process begins.
Well now that it is already tomorrow...it's 18 minutes past midnight, I better get some sleep. More ahead this week, as much will be happening.