the master chef
me with all of the hosts
I got back to the hospital and found that Josh had waited up for me. His mom had just left. I told him about all of the people who came and how perfect the day turned out to be. I am sure he wished he could have been there. I certainly wished I could have stayed longer. But he had a boyish smile as I told him about all of the great conversations I had and about how many people miss him like crazy.
Over the weekend, Josh's numbers and condition were very stable even after a reduction of steroids. Although he still has a virus, the doctors advised that they will be able to monitor it on a weekly basis, and it didn't require hospitalization at this point. We will not know for about two weeks how the treatment is working anyway. Because they were so pleased with Josh's status...
THEY SENT US HOME!!! Wooo Hooo!!!!
Our new home is not exactly "our" home, it is Josh's step father and mothers home in Portage, MI (near Kalamazoo). We will be living here until September when Josh reaches Day +100. The hospital requires that Josh lives within an hour of their facility during this time as it is the most risky stage. They allowed us to move a little over an hour so that we could avoid renting an apartment. Thank God! We are very comfy here, especially because we have a WONDERFUL ROOMMATE!