Day 22 was the day Caden, Aunt Linds, and Amanda picked.. they are the winners of the engraftment day bet (but Cami gets to keep the money, it's hospital tradition).
We are thrilled that Cami has engrafted, it is a BIG milestone reached! BUT.. the next few months will be critical for Cami. The next milestone is day +100 and we pray we can make it without any hiccups, then we can breathe a little easier once again. Now that Cami's body has accepted the new marrow, there is still a chance she will develop Graft verses Host decease. This is where the new marrow attacks Cami's body because it see's it as a foreign object. Oddly enough,we are praying for a little bit of GVHD because when the marrow attacks Cami's body, it will also be attacking any remaining leukemia, but too much GVHD can be very dangerous. Also, Cami will have a very low immune system for the next year (especially over the next 100 days), so we will be staying away from crowds (yes, that means school) for the next year. We figured out that her day +100 will be February 6, 2014! There is still so much to worry about, but today we are celebrating and taking a giant sigh of RELIEF!
Happy engraftment day little love-
Cami's darling friend Mia (yes.. she shaved her head to support Cami when she relapsed!) came to visit and brought her American Girl doll for a tea party and to celebrate the special day.
We love you Mia!