Sorry I haven't been very good at keeping up with the blog lately.
We got to come home from the hospital on Friday which is great. Stressful, but great. This is the first time we have ever been out of the hospital with Clint neutropenic (which basically means he has no immune system whatsoever). We have pretty much just holed ourselves up in the house and have limited our visitors. We are just trying really hard to keep Clint healthy, and so far it seems to be working. No fevers, no diarrhea, no nausea...so far, so good.
We go to American Fork Hospital every day to get Clints blood drawn to see if he needs any transfusions that day. Today was the first day he needed one, his platelets were pretty low, but luckily we had a clinic appointment today so we just did the transfusion up at LDS.
So far things are going well. Clint is feeling pretty good, just a little tired. He cleared his blasts on Saturday (which means they can no longer detect leukemic cells in his blood) so that's really great. So now we just pretty much wait to see what happens. They have taken him off all of his immune suppresant and anti rejection medications, except for the prednisone, and they are tapering him off of that fairly quickly. They are hoping by doing this it will help jump start the donor cells into fighting (hopefully fighting the leukemia and not Clint).
But for now we are just trying to cherish every day we have. We are enjoying spending time with the boys, and they LOVE having dad home everyday. I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty terrified of Nik & Nate starting school on Wednesday. The thought of just how many germs they will be exposed to and probably bringing home with them is making me even crazier than I already am! But they are excited to start 1st grade, and really excited to take lunch to school. I can't believe those two are 7 already. I have a bunch of cute pictures from their birthday that I need to post but that will have to wait for another day, it is too late (or early) right now.
I just want to close by thanking everyone for all of the support. There is no way we could make it through this without all of you. All of the prayers, fasting, and thoughts are felt everyday and it means more than you will ever know. We love you!
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