I haven't updated since the blood/marrow drive a few weeks back. It ended up to be a success. We were able to provide 30 donations to Hoxworth, mostly from people that had either never donated before or who had not done so in a long time. Those were exactly the type of people that I hoped to attract to our drive. I also hope that they will now continue to donate so that their gift of life will continue. Thanks to everyone who donated and helped with the drive - especially Aunt Monica who organized everything once again!
Last Friday was Max's normal monthly check-up and infusion of medications. His counts all look good and his engraftment from last month was fantastic - back up to 97.4%!! It was a bit of a rough appointment again as Max really struggled with the IV and his stomach. Although we are down to primarily once a month visits at this point, they remain difficult for Maxer. I think just being back in that hospital makes his stomach upset and fills him with anxiety. We are all aware of it and working to make him more comfortable again, as much as we can. It's just not what an 8 year old wants to be doing...even one day a month!!