Zoe is doing well so far, much improved from early in the week. The transplant hasn’t changed much outwardly so far, we’re not seeing any changes in behavior, no adverse reactions, and as she recovers from the chemotherapy her mood has improved considerably.

We understand that typically kids have a honeymoon of sorts from the pain and discomfort of this process right around the time of transplant. They have a window where they are recovering from chemo and aren’t receiving more, but the transplanted cells have not begun to grow yet so the pain associated with that hasn’t kicked in. That’s where we are right now.

Zoe has been chipper and playful, and we continue to be amazed at how well she is getting through this so far. We’ll be waiting for word back on her cells each day, making sure she stays healthy and clear of infections, and trying to stay sane as we rotate in and out of the hospital to be sure Maya is getting time with both Michelle and I every day.

Each day we look over the comments you leave here and the emails, and it helps us feel connected during a time when we’re forcibly isolated. Thank you everyone for your support, it’s been invaluable.


Sorry about the baby talk, it’s easy to get carried away.  🙂