Natalie's ANC count reached 1300 today. It is good to hear each morning from the doctors how pleased they are with her progress. They decided to take her off of the bone marrow booster medicine today since she seems to be producing enough on her own now. It was the doctor's thought that this particular medicine was the cause of her nausea and aches. We will know tomorrow if the retraction of the treatment has helped her feel better. If it does not help, further tests to see if she has contracted graft vs. host will need to be implicated.
Natalie did find some time today to pull more shenanigans with a whoopee cushion on a nurse. She gets the biggest kick out of jokes. She also painted turtles with magnets on them to give to those who come to visit her.
Alice seems to be having a ball playing with all the toys she can get her hands on. She also insists that the "Backyardigans" are to be played all the day long. The Backyardigans have worn me out. Tomorrow however she starts her ATG (rabbit anti-bodies) which brings on the nausea and achy symptoms.
Here is fun video of the two chatting over Skype. This activity happens several times a day between them.