“I am thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn’t have found my strength.”
Hey everyone, it’s transplant day +35!
We got some more exciting news today! Another test came back from Brandon’s bone marrow biopsy that confirmed (in a different way) that no cancer was found! Woohoo! I’ll take those reports all day, every day! Thank you all for your overwhelming love and support yesterday when we shared the exciting news of Brandon’s remission!
While we are looking forward to going home soon, we learned today that we have a few more hurdles to jump heading out the door. Brandon’s kidney function has decreased over the last few days, which has prompted some more testing. They suspect it is being caused by his anti-rejection (GVHD prevention) medication but they are running other viral tests to be sure. If all the viral tests come back negative they will be switching him to a new anti-rejection medication that should take the stress off his kidneys. Due to these developments we will be in the hospital until this gets sorted out, which will likely be through next week.
Despite being days away from going home, we are still starting to prepare for our hospital departure. Today Brandon was switched off his IV pain medication and over to a pain medication patch that he can use outside of the hospital. We intend to be ready to run out the door as soon as we get the green light!
Thank you all for your love and support. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we travel this road of recovery.