Hello everyone! Our little man is now 8 months old and doing great! Last month, we traveled back to North Carolina for a week for him to complete his 6 month post-transplant checkup at Duke. He went through all of the tests that he had initially at Duke and right before we left to come… Continue reading Ezra’s 6 Month Post-Transplant Update!
Hi everyone! Things have been CRAZY busy since arriving back home in Missouri. We have been home for almost a month now and we are starting to settle into our “new normal”. Ezra did great on the two day drive back home, he slept essentially the whole way! He is such a champ and is… Continue reading Life at HOME!
Hello from NC! All has been going well here with Ezra. We continue to go to clinic twice a week and he has been weaned off many of his medications. He is eating more, smiling, rolling, standing with support, laughing and cooing all the time. We are truly enjoying this stage and he is keeping… Continue reading Ezra Update: Test Results!
Hello everyone! We have been quite busy around here. On Friday Ezra was 100 days post transplant! This is a big milestone. We have truly enjoyed being out of the hospital and able to function together as a family and to have some privacy back. Ezra also seems much happier to be out as well… Continue reading Ezra is 100 Days Post-Transplant!
Hi Everyone! This update is super exciting because as of Monday, Ezra is officially outpatient! After over 3 months in the hospital, I think it’s safe to say that all 3 of us are very excited about this next step and Ezra’s progress. We are so grateful to the amazing staff of nurses on 5200… Continue reading Ezra is Officially Outpatient!!!
Happy 2017 everyone! We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. Ezra is doing well, but had a couple of minor setbacks that have prevented us from being discharged to outpatient treatment. He had been having trouble tolerating his feedings, as well as some trouble coming off of his pain medication. They were able to get the… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Hi everyone! This update will be short and sweet, as not much has changed. Ezra is still doing very well and continues to improve each day. Right now, his skin is peeling from one of the chemo medications. They call it a “chemo tan” because it darkens the skin, then it peels off and returns… Continue reading Still Going Strong…
Karlita received the best birthday present ever this year, Ezra officially engrafted! To engraft, his ANC levels needed to be above 500 for 3 days in a row, this started on December 10, 11 and 12, so his engraftment day is considered December 10th. This is a huge step and is such a blessing and… Continue reading Ezra is Engrafted!
Hi everyone! We apologize it has been a while since we had an update. We were blessed to have family visiting us over the past 2 weeks. It was great to have family in town during the Thanksgiving holiday and to have the extra help the following week while Ryan was back in St. Louis… Continue reading Close to Engraftment…
Well, it’s been a week since Ezra’s transplant last Wednesday. He had several days of throwing up, which was hard to see. He also developed mucositis, which was worse and something that almost everyone who received chemo ends up getting. Mucositis is a painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract. He… Continue reading 7 Days Post-Transplant…