Sunday, August 11, 2013

SLC at Last!

Well we are finally going to Salt Lake City.  Jessica, Mia, and I spent three days in Salt Lake last week for appointments.  I signed all the consents and we are ready to get this transplant going.

The three of us are leaving tomorrow afternoon to return to Salt Lake.  Mia starts her preparatory regimen of reduced intensity chemotherapy on Tuesday.  She will receive six days of  treatment and then have a day off and then receive her transplant of stem cells from Jessica.  Jessica will get a shot for four days before her collection day, which is Monday Aug 19th. Mia's actual transplant day will be either Monday or Tuesday the 19th or 20th.

Mia has been feeling so much better these last few weeks since she had her spleen removed.  Her counts have been better.  We have been able to take her to church and she has loved being with her friends.

As a family we are as ready as we can be.  107 days is not really all that long and as long as things go well I will hopefully be home in time for Thanksgiving.  We are ready for this transplant to be over and be successful.

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