Another Adam Update

Oh, hurray the snow is melting! We had the joy of finally going outside for a walk yesterday and were completely surprised to see how much snow had melted. We can actually see grass! The boys have had a lot of fun with the snow, though, so I can't really complain too much. We had six snow days (no school) and one holiday (Presidents Day) which gave Russell a mid-winter vacation of 11 straight days at home (including the weekends). It has all been pretty impressive.  


As for Adam's progress, he continues to do well. We are one week away from being finished with the Cyclosporin (anti-rejection medicine). As exciting as that is, it's over-shadowed by the very slim possibility that his GVHD could return. We are hopeful that his new bone marrow has settled in and won't be anxious to start causing problems again, but we'll only know for sure after he is completely off the medicine. 


We also have his six-month bone marrow aspiration coming up in March and it will be a huge relief once that is over and results are back. If I understand it correctly, Adam's risk of relapse peaks at about six months post transplant and then starts to go down from there. So, until then, we continue to move forward, praying this journey is coming to an end.

5 comments:

Susan said...

I bet you're pretty anxious right about now. I know I would be. We're still praying for him. Wow-look at his eyebrows!

Janna said...

Those are Cyclosporin eyebrows. I am told that the "hairiness" factor subsides when we stop taking the medication. We'll see. Thanks for your prayers. We still really need 'em.

Michelle Cox said...

I can't even comprehend snow in that amount! Must have been fun! We got almost 5 inches of snow a week and a half ago -- first time in 70 years here, and 20 years ago they were proud of 2 inches -- and we had a blast!!

You're always in our prayers! You're so close to the next milestone. Hang in there!

Neal Cox said...

Mighty Man Adam has become Wolf Man Adam after being Mr. Clean, or if you like, Lex Luthor. I love how he always manages a smile for your camera.

carrie said...

Funny that the meds make him hairy. Oh how I hope things continue to go well.