Sunday, September 15, 2013

Engrafted! BMT +19

Three days of an ANC over 500 means that the SuperMarrow has moved in, completed the floor re-finishing, hung the curtains and unpacked the china. It has applied for its new driver's license and forwarded all the mail. As of today, Sam is considered to have "engrafted."


In honor of this milestone, Sam ate a Ritz cracker. And tried four kinds of cereal. (Froot loops kinda won. If by "won"
you understand that he ate more than 1 and less than 10 pieces of cereal.) And rejected a bunch of other foods. Oh well. We will keep trying. I'm proud of him every time he tries -- and even when he spits it out, I can't blame him. 

He's working on switching meds from IV to oral and weaning off some others. This is the primary challenge, along with figuring out if the nausea is actually caused by some of the medicines...

Sam's library stash was replenished by the Book Fairy aka Karen...and she got a hug for her trouble!

He walked 10 laps and played some hangman with David. 
(He did not eat that cheese toast. Sigh...)

On this lazy Sunday, Sammy's body continued to do its hard's a shot of the kind of quiet pole-lit night we're always hoping for...

What does this all mean for Sam? Well, it means he is much closer to discharge from the hospital but nowhere near the end of his journey. Still, Engraftment is a huge milestone and today is a day for rejoicing! Thanks for being with us along the way...


  1. See the new year has brought our Sammy better health. The prayers are helping. Kenny and Adrienne Rosenblatt

  2. Hooray for Sam and SuperMarrow!!!!! Pure joy....and love.
    The Kalmans

  3. Baruch Hashem, the bionic Sam.
    G-d willing only good news from now on.

  4. I am so glad to hear this! Baruch Hashem!

    Sending love.

  5. Mazel Tov, Sam! Way to go! We're so happy to hear that the SuperMarrow is all moved in!

    The Coskey family

  6. Such wonderful news. Baruch Hashem, indeed.