yesterday was a bit of a sticky wicket (I am working with some guys from the UK and am working feverishly on adopting their lingo although I am convinced I am using it wrong) as we made 2 trips to the CMH emergency room. The first was for Matthew's fever and vomitting. After coming home for a bit, he got another fever and more vomitting so we were headed back in at about midnight at which time they decided to keep the little guy. Needless to say, I have no idea what day it is today.
Now for the good news. Matthew's tests have all come back and show no sign of leukemia. I like to receive good news now with a heavy dose of guarded optimism seeing that we've been down this road before. Irregardless, its a huge step and important precursor to going to stem cell transplant. We are starting another round of chemo tomorrow and should be in the hospital for about another week to 10 days. After that, its hopefully back home for a few weeks before the transplant process begins.
In unrelated news, we were fortunate enough to get family pictures taken by Todd Pierson over the weekend. On our best day, the Furibondo's would be considered a challenge to photograph...and saturday was not our best day. Todd found a way to make it work and far exceeded my expectations. With one exception. I had asked Todd to airbrush about 20lb's off my ever expanding torso. As you can see from the photos, it is fairly evident he added a few inches instead of deleting them. You can view the photos here.