Today was a great day. Jon spent the night with Phoebe and I arrived to see him and Phoebe cuddling, and little Phoebe laughing. Phoebe's laugh is quite possibly the best sound in the world and we have missed it. Following her last treatment of chemo, Phoebe stopped smiling and laughing for over a week. It is so hard to go without seeing her smile, but just like everyone else, when she is sick and feeling unwell, smiling is probably the last thing she feels like doing.
Phoebe has been working hard and is on her way to a
full recovery from her infection. Her belly is still slightly swollen
and she is still on IV nutrition, but she has been fever free for 3 days
and her neutropolys are on the rise. Her next treatment of chemo is
postponed until her counts and her infection recover, but everyday we
get closer to that happening.
Another reason today was great is
that we learned that 3 "perfect"
matches have been found for Phoebe. It is up to the tranplant team to
decide which match is the best one, but we are so grateful and happy to
have options. Two matches are from bone marrow donors, and one is a
blood donation. So wonderful. Somewhere out there there are 2 people
walking around who are identical in many ways to Phoebe. All day long I
have been thinking of these people and wondering who they are. What
they are doing for us and for Phoebe is life changing. By choosing to become a
bone marrow donor, they are giving Phoebe a chance to live a full and
cancer free life. There are no words to express how this makes me
feel. I am so incredibly grateful.
registered to be a bone marrow donor on the national bone marrow registry. It truly is
a life saving gift. Please visit onematch.ca for more information if becoming a bone marrow donor is something that interests you too.