Good Morning Everyone!! Well, today is a day to CELEBRATE!! Yesterday, we got the long awaited call. FINALLY!! The information that we have been waiting for sooooooooooooooooo long!! Baby Dylan is OFFICIALLY 100% Engrafted!! His cell counts came back as 100% Donor and 0% Dylan Cells!! Just as Dr G expected (he is so smart!) WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! We cannot even begin to tell you how excited we are about this amazing news and how thankful we are for God's continual healing! So what's next? Next, we pray that the Leukemia does not come back and that Dylan stays in remission. It is possible, not likely, but possible, for Dylan's leukemic cells to come back and infect the new bone marrow. But because Dylan had a 6/6 cord blood match, it is not likely to happen. Dr. G has not had anyone with Dylan's type of transplant relapse after hitting the 6 month mark. So after 6 months, the chances of Dylan's leukemia coming back are almost non-existent. After Dylan hits one year post transplant, he will be considered completely cured. HOW AMAZING!! We know that the Lord is healing Dylan every day and we believe that his cancer will never return! On April 16th, 2010, Dylan will be turning 1 and will be cancer free for 6 months!!! WHAT A PARTY IT WILL BE!!! Thank you all for your continued prayers. Please pray that Dylan's body will continue to embrace it's new cells and that the healthy cells will multiply and fill Dylan's body! Please pray that he continues to stay "side-effect free" and that he continues to feel better everyday!! We are rejoicing today, as with everyday, with the little life that God has blessed us with. Dylan is one of a kind and we could not have asked for a better son. His smiles keep us going everyday and his little personality is blooming! He is such a joy and we are so thankful for our little Dylan!
More updates of our fun weekend in Phoenix to come! I just wanted to get this information on here now so that you guys can celebrate with us!!
Walking by Faith,
Michelle, Erik and Cancer Free Baby Dylan