I am almost a week late with this update. It's been a busy week filled with both good and bad news so Kate's monthly update was put on the back burner!
Better late than never though, right?
Obviously, the good news was the news about Kate's match! The bad news came Wednesday (before we knew of her match) and was in regards to her biopsy results. Kate's bone marrow looks horrible and is no longer "healthy". It was "healthy" back in January meaning her condition is taking over quickly. I know God's timing of finding a donor was/ is perfect because Kate needs a transplant soon. Thankfully we do have a donor and continue to pray that the transplant occurs before Kate really starts to deteriorate.
Kate turned 11 months old on Tuesday, the day after her bone marrow biopsy. She had a jammie day with Danielle (her nanny)! The only way I was going to get a picture was if she way holding and/or chewing on a bottle of tylenol. Oh well!
Weight: 19 pounds
Length: 29 inches
Diapers: Still in size 3
Clothes: All over the place. 3-6, 6, 6-9, and 12 months - totally depends on brand/ style
Teeth: Cutting #5 and #6 this week (both on the top)
Biggest Milestone: Kate is an exclusive walker now! She decided that crawling was for babies on her 11 month birthday and has been a walking machine ever since!
I feel bad about this but the last month has been kind of a blur and I don't remember a lot of the smaller milestones.
While I am thrilled about the new of Kate's match, I am now struggling to cope with the emotions I have regarding the next phase of this journey. Kate's hospitalization, chemo, and transplant were shoved to the back burner while we waited for a donor. They can't be pushed to the back anymore.
I'm really nervous, scared, anxious about the coming weeks, months, years of out life. The severity of what Kate is about to go through is setting in and I am struggling.
Ok, enough deep talk for now!
I cannot believe that we are less than a month from the big one! This has definitely been the fastest, and best, year of our lives!
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