"Our Little Trooper"

"Our Little Trooper"
"Let me live, that I may praise you!" Psalm 119:175

Friday, November 18, 2016

Miracle #8: "0% 100% 0%"

After the hits we took yesterday, we were praying for some good news...and we got some.  It does not necessarily relate to the 3 complications we learned about yesterday, but it definitely is important.  I will keep this short and sweet, because we have a lot going on here today (art line, CT scan, ultrasound, care conference, etc.), but I didn't want to wait too long to share this news.

We received the results of the chimerism test last night.


There are no more of my cells running through Rowan's peripheral blood. 

There are no more of Rowan's cells running through his peripheral blood. 

The test shows that they are all Brian's cells. 

This is tremendous news.  When his last transplant failed, of the three types of cells tested Rowan had one that was 100% me, one that was 100% himself, and one that was missing or 0%.  That mixed chimerism led to graft failure.  This current chimerism indicates graft success.
(*There is still potential for the graft to fail, but they said that is unlikely, especially with such a robust engraftment this time.) 

It looks like Rowan now has 100% of Brian's healthy immune system as his own now. When Brian told Rowan this, Rowan said "and we shall conquer the world!"

We are calling this Miracle #8!

(to be continued...)