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May 31, 2010 – Memorial Day

Hello, everyone, and Happy Memorial Day. Michael has had a wonderful weekend with friends and family, and his preschool, Meadowbrook, has arranged for him to attend the first week of their summer camp before he checks into the hospital for his bone marrow transplant on Tuesday, June 8th.  We continue to be so grateful to everyone at Meadowbrook for their support and love for Michael. Last week Michael endured a grueling five day schedule of multiple scans and procedures in preparation for his transplant. He was under general anesthesia four times, sometimes for up to four hours, and had a bone marrow biopsy on Friday. However, we were able to schedule several of these procedures around his last week of school celebrations. He was especially thrilled to go to the end of school party splash day and spend the afternoon with all of his friends and teachers. We will get the results of all of these scans and procedures on Wednesday, but do not anticipate any significant change from the last round of tests. Michael has been responding to chemotherapy up to this point, and he has not had enough of it yet to cause his body to become immune…

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