Today was met with Natalie playing checkers and reading books between sessions of throat pain. Her blood levels required another platelet transfusion to reduce the bleeding. I noticed today that although the pain has not receded, it seems as though her threshold for it has increased. When she did her mouthwash, she screamed, but continued without stopping. So proud of her. Tomorrow is day plus 14; a day we have been looking forward to. Between day 14 and 20 are the days Natalie's body will possibly take hold of her new marrow from Blair.
We were notified by the doctors today, Alice will be admitted this coming Monday. Her donor is ready and has been scheduled. Alice had many labs today, a chest x-ray and nasal swabs. We are hoping Alice will get a room next door to Natalie. There will be one more day of blood draws, and come Monday she will embark on a journey her older sister knows all too well.