Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 24 (Jan 9)

Brandon is doing great today!

We brought the kids in for a visit and Brandon was able to hold Koby and lift him up over his head, tickle Dana's back as she lay on the bed, draw some pictures together, laugh at Koby's little shtiks and give Dana a "monster hug".

After the kids left Brandon walked around the unit and took a shower.

BIG Day!!!!

Numbers are doing great:

Hgb - 86
Platelets - 128
WBC - 2.6

Dr. says he will probably come home on Monday and then return on Weds for a bone marrow test - the TRUE test to see whether or not he is in remission. We are praying to hear those words because the transplant can only be done in remission.

Please keep those prayers coming!!!!


  1. such great news guys - the prayers keep coming. im going to get a kit to donate this week for sure!

    thinking about you every day!

  2. ps- colby and dana are SO CUTE!

  3. Very happy to hear that Brandon is coming home for a couple of days.
    Lots of love to you and your family.
    Pamela (Stein), Jonathan, Mia and Eve

  4. Looks like a great day, and many more to come! Super cute pictures, thanks for letting us share your difficult journey. Thinking of you lots.

    Jonny B

  5. Brandon- You look fabulous!!! Keep the shaved head from now on because it suits you!
    I love these pics of you and the kids. You look so incredibly happy. Your children are beautiful- Dana looks sooo much like your Mom that I nearly fell off my chair!
    You are doing so well and responding perfectly to the treatment. I meant what I said before....You really are my Hero.
    I have so much joy right now knowing that you feel better. You are such a fighter!!!
    Lots to look forward to!!!
    btw- A very good friend of mine once told me that no matter how tough life may get its always important to have one thing still going for you.......a sense of humor.
    Yours is in full effect.
    Keep it up.

  6. Hurray that you are going home Brandon! And I am really happy to hear about the numbers! Crossing my fingers, toes, and saying lots of prayers that you are in remission and that there is a match out there! The kids are adorable.....just like their parents. :-)

  7. Mery Bendayan-ElkeslassyJanuary 11, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    So glad to see that Brandon is feeling much better! He looks great and I pray everyday that Brandon recovers quickly! Beautiful pics of your gorgeous kids.

  8. gorgeous pictures...xox jessica