Thursday, February 10, 2011
While technically Day +100 was while we were in the hospital, we didn't actually meet with the docs regarding the test results until January 26th, Day +110. The most important part of this whole thing are the T cells. In this disease it is the T cells that are broken and attacking the body. So Aiden's T cells are 98% donor cells. HE IS CURED!!!! Which is so great and amazingly awesome! While we still have a few things that are trying to work themselves out, the transplant was successful. We also have a schedule to taper him off the antirejection drug and he will be completely off it on March 30 (Happy B-day to Aiden)! As he comes off the antirejection drug we are watching for signs of graph vs host but barring that he will come of all the rest of his meds as his own immune system revs up and he can fight off infections and viruses on his own. The true test comes after he is completely off all the medications and they do a basic childhood immunization. If his body is able to build the correct antibodies after the immunization he will be perfect! We feel so blessed and it is so nice to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you all so much for your support and love and for all that you have done for us. We are truly in awe of how this experience has gone for us!
Posted by Kimberly at 3:40 PM