The first video on the link below is the story KSL reported, the second video was produced by Andrew Smith.
...also I loved the written part of the news story about Alice's donor Michelle.
Clinic today was good, Alice only required platelets. This is great news. The steroids are beginning to suppress her unmanageable cells.
We talked more about the preparatory regimen Alice will receive for her second transplant. She will receive 21 days of prep. in which all drugs will be new to her. I will include more details later regarding the chemo therapies that will be used. Originally the doctors discussed using low dose radiation as well...this has been changed, and there will be no radiation used. We are happy with this decision.
We hoped to use Alice's first donor again, as she is more than willing to donate twice, however, now that Alice is CMV (Cytomegalovirus) positive it is better that we use a donor who is also CMV positive (the risks of CMV spiraling out of control are great if the host and donor are not the same). We will have more information about her second donor later.
She and I had some good times today in clinic...as usual, she kept me laughing.
|It makes me sad to think these curls are all going to be gone soon.|
|This sparkly pink hat is just right for her...she picked it out from the hat rack.|
|Um...this is what I saw when she called my name, I had been reading...she drummed this up and laughed so hard when she later saw this picture I snatched of her.|
|We love the crafts....silly puppets!|