Thanks to all for your kind words and thoughtfulness!! I have just a quick minute and wanted to let everybody know that the pathology report came back NEGATIVE for PTLD or any kind of lymphoma..... whewhh!!! I cannot tell you how blessed we feel and how relieved we are to know that we will not be fighting that battle any time soon.
Matthew gets better every day. We had some rough nights, but thankfully Matt had President's Day weekend off so he was around to tag team. The ENT sent us home from the hospital with oxygen because Matthew keeps de-sating into the low 70's but comes back up to a normal oxygen saturation percentage with oxygen. The transplant team told us that another transplant patient who had the same surgery done did the same thing after surgery. We are trying to control his pain and enjoy his extra snuggles as he recovers. My Dad had his hip replaced a few weeks ago and when he came over yesterday to visit Matthew, Matthew wrapped Grandpa up in his favorite blue blanket and gave him hugs telling him to feel better. What a sweet boy! He is so in tune to other's needs and discomforts and tries to make everybody around him comfortable and happy. I love that little guy.
Joshua had a big week last week as well. He participated in his school's patriotic program- the biggest program of the year at his school put on by the fifth graders. He did awesome!! He also received his Webelos badge which he has worked so hard to earn. Luke got up on skiis for the first time and did great. Luke has a fun personality and makes us laugh so often in our home.
One of the biggest challenges during all of Matthew's medical issues has been juggling the needs of all my children and making sure they all feel loved and important. I know we mostly talk about Matthew in this blog, we started it to update everybody on the happenings with him during his transplant. I feel very blessed to be mother to of each one of my son's. I love all of them SO much!!