Max's hair is beginning to shed like crazy today and we are just waiting to see what happens here in the next few days. There is a chance that it will just thin but it is more likely that he will lose it all. We are contemplating doing a little buzz and Matt may join him. We'll be sure to take pictures of it if it happens.
We did get some initial good news this morning also. The monocytes, which are one of the first indicators of engraftment of Ellee's marrow in Max were up in the counts this morning so, everyone is hopeful around here that we will see some progress with Max's white cells over the weekend! Perfect Easter present!
Our Easter this year will be a bit different, to say the least. The Easter Bunny is planning to visit Max here in the hospital and Alex and Ellee at home. Matt and I are splitting the duty of staying here this weekend too. I'll be here tonight and tomorrow night with Max so that I can go home tomorrow to take Alex and Ellee to our neighborhood Easter egg hunt. Matt will spend Easter morning with Alex and Ellee and then come down here to stay on Sunday evening so that I can take Alex and Ellee to dinner with my family. Unfortunately we can't all be together but, we all understand that this is a small price to pay for the opportunity to give Max the rest of his life back! Lots more Easters together in the future!
Hope you all enjoy a Happy Easter! We hope to be able to share some wonderful news regarding Max's full engraftment soon.
Kristi (and Matt, Max, Alex and Ellee)