Today I shaved Kenyon's head. The hair was coming out in big chunks and all over everything so it was finally time. I was kind of scared but it turned out good. The BMT unit has special clippers so that I couldn't cut him (that would be bad). I think we might keep him bald for a while. I like it! The doctor said that maybe by day 100 he would like he had a short buzz.
Kenyon got a couple bags of blood today and he was feeling quite a bit better than yesterday. We love the good days!
The update from Seattle is that the kids have been busy collecting slugs and playing tennis. We used to love salting the slugs on our way to school. Kind of cruel, I guess but we thought it was cool. My sister Jen was the only one we could dare to lick one. Did you know that if you lick a slug, your tongue goes numb? Good fun fact to know.
I talked to the doctor today about donating the baby's umbilical cord blood. It is getting a little easier in Utah. I was so happy to find out that they just set up that option at St. Marks where I will deliver. The only hitch is that you have to deliver in the day time when they have someone on staff. It is such an easy way to save someone's life. At the BMT unit today, a patient received a bone marrow transplant from umbilical cord blood. There was no other match available from the national registry. And, the doctor told me that umbilical cord blood is a great safe option and it doesn't require a perfect match to have success. So for any you giving birth - -check with your hospitals and get it set up!
The sprinkler is getting fixed. Thanks for the offers of help!