We've Been Waiting For This Day!!!



I think we're still stunned that this day has actually arrived. Adam's ANC has now been over 500 for two days! What does that mean? A lot of things, actually. First, the bone marrow is working (I have to admit, I'm pretty proud of my little stem cells). Second, the risk of infection is slowly decreasing by the day, and third, WE GET TO GO HOME!! We are not certain which day is the big day, but the doctor's told Mark this morning that it's just a matter of coordinating home health care and then they will cut us loose. It is exciting, and I can't wait to have my family back together again, but I am a little nervous. It's somewhat reassuring to know that you have a nurse nearby at all times if something were to happen. Not having that resource at home is going to be the cause of some anxiety. However, I suppose our very frequent office visits will help alleviate some of the stress. It will also be more and more reassuring as each day passes and Adam continues to heal. We will certainly keep you updated as we know more...

This is a snapshot of Adam and Mark during our video conference
this morning. Adam is looking forward to getting "in the car and go(ing) for a ride." So are we Mr. Mighty Man!

12 comments:

Russell and Trish said...

AWWW... I am so excited for you guys! Nothing will be better than to have your family together at home! I am so proud of him for fighting so hard and for being so optimistic... he sure is a cutie. I bet Russell is excited too. You guys really are amazing...can't wait for the updates :)

Colipoki said...

Wahoo! Home sweet home. I know you are so happy and we are happy for you. We will continue to pray for Adam and your family. I will be happy when we can visit again. There have been many times in the past few months when I've had a reason to head up in that direction, but knowing we couldn't stay with you or visit you, we didn't come. Hopefully we can come when Adam is ready.

Love you guys,
Susan and family

Anonymous said...

Ya! So glad to hear things are going well. There's no place like home.

Anonymous said...

Janna I am so happy to read this I can't believe you guys have heard those words already. Don't worry they will have you at the dr's office very frequently, will you have to do your follow up in DC or will they let you go to Fairfax?
Rick and I are so excited for you guys, I have tears of joy

GoodReason said...

Oh, this is marvelous! God bless your family!

Chris said...

Yeah!! We are soo happy for you...Love the Stewart Bunch

Brooke said...

Such a cute picture! I wish you all the best as you head home! Big hugs to you all!:)
--Brooke and Family

Emily said...

Yay! That is wonderful news! I'm so happy for you.

Michelle Cox said...

That is the best news I've heard all day!! Hurray!

Neal Cox said...

we will definitely offer a prayer of gratitude tonight, and every night he continues to recover.

Shane's Angie said...

Hurray! You know Janna, I can understand in just a very small way how the anxiety feels when you take your little tyke home. After we brought Evie home I felt like I had "Jane Withdrawl" (our trusty nurse who answered all my questions and reassured me CONSTANTLY). Strangly, I also missed all the machines that told me everything was OK all the time.
I'm so excited to hear of the progress and happy milestones to come! Love you lots!

John and Janet Primm said...

What a wonderful day!