What do these all mean?
Well, they are all amazing and positive and just what we've needed to hear!
So, let me explain...
Last week we sent off a blood test to determine what percentage of donor cells were occupying Kate's body. Well, the results came back and we are so excited that 99.2% of Kate's cells are from her amazing donor! Kate's team of doctors believe that she will reach 100% when she finally engrafts.
Speaking of engraftment, Kate's ANC was 2,420 today!!! I was absolutely shocked when I got her lab work. I didn't expect such a huge jump. It was 450 yesterday so today starts the count to engraftment!
If Kate's ANC stays above 500 for two more days, she will be officially engrafted by Thursday!
We are stopping the cell boosting medication (GCSF) and expect to see a significant drop in her ANC since her body will be doing all of the work. But, Kate's numbers are high enough that it would take a pretty drastic fall for her to drop below 500!
To say we are excited about such positive news is an understatement.
Alex and I are feeling extremely blessed to have some wonderful evidence that this process, this long, stressful, hard process is curing our sweet daughter!
God is good! Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers that have carried us to this point. We still have a long road ahead of us and Kate has many, many months, possibly years, until she is able to function like a normal child, but we are one huge step closer to living life like a regular family with a healthy baby girl!
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