Well, it's great to be back home, but also bittersweet. We expected to return under much better circumstances. Jason is now seeing his old oncologist, Dr. Meisner, every 3 weeks and a new one, Dr. Agha, every Monday and Thursday at the Hillman Cancer Center near downtown Pittsburgh. He gets his counts taken and receives fluids or transfusions, if necessary - much like they did in Houston. We are now just waiting for any signs of GVLD. This could take another week or two to rear its head, or in that timeframe they may decide to give him another boost of his dad's cells. Dr. Agha feels he may, let me repeat may, have the beginnings of it, but its too early to tell. It should get much worse, if it really is, although the vomiting and stomach cramps he has now are sometimes very severe. We just have to wait and see.
Thanks to everyone that's emailed us and stopped by the house to say welcome back. We're spending a lot of time unpacking and getting organized. And speaking of organizing...
I will be sending out an email in the next couple of days about the Leukemia walk on October 1st. We have been getting a lot of interest (and donations, thanks!) so far. If you had been thinking about walking or contributing, I must have an email from you saying so - and/or the money in my hand) by September 25th. This is the day I have to turn everything in. You can do it on-line (see link above on right side of screen) up to the day before the walk, but my end has to be done earlier. Until later, Mel