Super Faye is STRONG!
Faye's brothers were tested for a bone marrow match on Thursday. Mitchell was super brave. Didn't cry or whine and was a big hit with all the nurses. Faye's doctors said that Faye is classified in the intermediate risk category of AML of three categories (low, intermediate, high). They cautioned to not put too much stock into the classification since some kids in the low category have not done well and some in the high category have done very well. Because of this classification, if any immediate family member is a match they recommend a bone marrow transplant. If no immediate family member is a match they will continue to do chemo and evaluate. The success rate of the transplant is much higher with an immediate family member match. Siblings are the most likely match and parents are rarely a match.
These two really are the best of friends. During the week they start to really miss each other and like to talk on the phone.
Mom and Dad are feeling anxious and a little emotional at this point. This was Faye's FIRST HAIR CUT!
Almost 4 and this little girl has never had a hair cut! Her hair grows slowly so it was hard to see it all go. She did well with it, though. She just sat still and was so nice for the lady.
After another platelet transfusion Sunday morning, the nurses decided she could be off the IV for Easter to do the egg hunt. What a difference it made! She loved being unplugged for a bit.
A family put on an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids on the 9th floor. They also gave them Easter buckets with goodies and the Easter Bunny took pictures with the kids. (Don't have that one. They used their own camera and printed them out.)