Kenyon holding his new stem cells.
It was pretty crazy to watch it slowly move up the tubing to his chest.
Feeling a little stronger as he takes in his brothers generous gift of life.
We sat around and watched it drip in for a couple of hours. Brett kept us laughing through it all. We kept waiting to see if his sense of humor was getting passed on to Kenyon.
It was a great afternoon. I loved having Brett and Jody there with us. We know this was a huge sacrifice of their time (and their family).
The nurses and aids came in with a pink blanket and a balloon. Volunteers make the blankets that they keep for BMT patients. Unfortunately they were out of more masculine colors. Kenyon didn't mind. Then we all sang a silly song of Happy Birthday. Happy Day!
Kenyon was pretty tired and jittery all day. He has had a hard time settling down and getting comfortable (side effect of the meds). But when I left he was getting some good drugs to help him sleep for the night.
I can't express how grateful I feel. The process is amazing and then to have a brother that is so willing and able. It is overwhelming to think about what a gift it is to give Kenyon this amazing opportunity at life. We are so so so blessed. How do you say Thank You for that?