Ellee seems to be healing very well. She is very pale, which is to be expected given the amount of marrow that they took from her body and she is on iron to help her rebuild that. They have said that it could take up to 6 weeks for her to get herself back to where she was before the harvest. However, other than the paleness, she seems to be feeling fine and getting around in her curious and mischevious ways just like before!
Alex is hanging in there too. He definitely misses being all together but he is "staying strong" for his brother and has adjusted to not having Maxi and his mom or dad around. He had a great time hanging with his Papi and his Aunt and cousins last week while the transplant was going on. It made him feel very special to have some extra fun during that scary time.
Matt and I are coping. I have to say that watching Max go through all of this lately has probably been some of the toughest times for us. He just feels miserable and it is scary to see his blood pressure going crazy like that and to watch him get sick time and time again when there is nothing in his little tummy to get out. We have put our trust in the doctors and nurses here and know that they are doing everything they can to make this work and to get Max through it with as little pain and sufferring as possible. We also continue to trust that God is with Max and will get him through this and put him on the path to healing very soon. We take comfort in the fact that Dr. Davies told us at the beginning of this process that these two weeks would be when Max was feeling the worst and that he would need us the most during this time. It's just still not easy.
So, please continue your thoughts and prayers for us...we know that they are making a difference and that they will sustain us through this most difficult time. Max will get through this and will go on to live one heck of a life...we know it. This process will make him even stronger and more capable of becoming someone spectacular.