“Keep going. Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.”
Hey everyone, it’s transplant day +34!
You guys, my heart could just explode with excitement, joy, thankfulness, and a million other amazing emotions. After nearly a year since Brandon’s diagnosis he is officially CANCER FREE!
Neither genetic mutation that were driving Brandon’s leukemia were found in the cells in Brandon’s bone marrow. Yea, you read that right. NO CANCER WAS FOUND! This means that Brandon is in a COMPLETE REMISSION and the transplant is WORKING!
There have been so many happy tears today. We are just in awe at where we stand. Our hearts are so full of gratitude for every single person that helped us get where we are today. Thank you all for your constant love, kindness, prayers, and support.
And as if this wasn’t enough good news, Brandon has been without fevers for over 72 hours! Today the doctors started to make plans towards sending us home! Once Brandon is taken off his last few IV medications we can leave. We are hoping this happens by the end of the week.
Brandon’s nausea and lack of appetite have persisted so the doctors have decided to start treatment for his GI graft-verses-host disease (GVHD). Today he started taking a local steroid that will coat his GI tract and help to reduce the inflammation. Hopefully this will help so that Brandon can get back to his big appetite very soon!
Although Brandon is in remission and will be going home soon, the recovery journey will continue. Once discharged, we will be coming to the hospital daily for blood work, transfusions, and doctor’s appointments. Brandon will be closely followed for at least another 2 months before we are able to start distancing ourselves from the hospital. The recovery process is different for everyone and it can sometimes take a year to fully recover from the transplant. While we are excited to get back to normal life, we will be staying in Houston for quite some time so that Brandon can have the support and care that he needs.
Today is a day of joy and celebration! Thank you for being a part of our amazing story and thank you for sharing in our victories! We are so excited to continue to share more exciting news in the weeks and months to come!