Well, the final session of radiation treatment for Keith is now in the books. Add to that his successful completion of the Bone Marrow Transplant procedure and I’d say Keith has earned a little well-deserved time off along with a merit badge and a courage bead or two.
Today is packing day, tomorrow is moving day and move is exactly what we plan to do after he attends school for one final session. Meanwhile Josie and I will go over discharge instructions then pack up the car(s) and head back home. Hopefully we can negotiate this in only one trip - we have accumulated a lot of stuff over the past couple of months in
Despite all of the recent radiation Keith has been able to maintain pretty solid blood counts and still has a decent ANC. It’s been quite a while since he has had a transfusion or a GCSF boost which tells us that his bone marrow is doing a great job on its own. Once home, Keith will technically still be in isolation and it probably will be that way for quite some time. Inside our house he will not need to wear his mask, but if he ventures anywhere else then it’s mask time. Of course he can’t just go anywhere he pleases either. We’ve recently learned that even while wearing his mask he will be prohibited from going to places like the grocery store, movie theater, school or even a friend’s house. And forget public transportation. It’s just not safe out there with rogue gangs of mold spores lurking around. Having a friend over to our house is possible (as long as they aren’t moldy….) so it’s not as cruel as it could be.