Monday, October 18, 2010

99%

We received some very good news late last week regarding Matthew's bone marrow transplant.  The latest tests have revealed that 99% of the Matthew's cells are his new cells (mine).  We sort of already had a feeling this was the case as women (and even some dudes) have been increasingly unable to resist Matthew's attractiveness.  This is a curse I have long had to live with and something I unfortunately passed along to the little guy.  Below is a pic in the hospital bathtub during one of our last nights there.


Wanted to send along a special thanks to Traci Puk and Ellen Keeler for coordinating the pumpkin patch fundraiser for CMH.  "Awesome" does not even begin to describe the effect the toys resulting from their efforts will have on sick children like Matthew.  Here is a picture of Claire scarfing down a donut (or 3).



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14 comments:

R. said...

Awesome news! Gene, you Dawg. Glad the little guy is home with you all. Love you guys!
The Zs

Garbis Grapevine said...

Love the info Gene!!!!! Glad he is doing better and 90% you!!!!!!! LOL

Lisa

Lara V. said...

Very, very happy to hear that Matthew is home and feeling better every day! As for his magnetism, he was already a cutie-pie to begin with :)

Ellen said...

Gene I love your sense of humor. I'm glad to hear Matthew has 99% of your cells. What great news. Matthew is one strong fighter. Go Matthew go!

The Hitmaker said...

Two things to know:
1) Chicks dig scars.
2) Everything looks good on a good-looking guy. Even (especially) feeding tubes and pic lines.

Marti said...

Thant wonderful news Gene. I am so happy for Matthew and you family.
Marti

Carrie said...

Such great news!!

Peg Baker said...

We're so glad to know that Matthew is home - the whole family under one roof!

Our continued prayers, love, hugs and more.

Peg and Michael

Kathy said...

Love the picture of Matthew in the tub. All of you are an inspiration to others. Keep staying stron and we are glad he is home:)

Anonymous said...

This is what we have all been praying for. Hope your family time is a more normal household.
The prayers continue! Love you all! amj

Anonymous said...

HAPPY DANCE!!!
~Natalie

Kozloski's said...

This is GREAT news. Gene, you are a saint to live with such a curse. Maybe I can pass some advise onto Matthew

Sue Joy said...

You are too funny Gene! Glad to hear all is well! Go Matthew, you strong little ham!

Anonymous said...

Awesome News GENE, Nicole, Claire and especially Matthew! Congrats!

Don & Stephanie