Ok. So, the good news or the bad news first? Let’s start with the bad news to get that out of the way.
No more hair. Once it starts falling out from the chemo, the best way to handle it is to embrace it and shave it off. Not before having a little fun with a mohawk! Metty is working on finding some new wigs for Libby to try on, so we shall see how that goes.
On to the good news! She is engrafting already! Her white blood count has risen to .4. This is HUGE!!!!!!!! It was .1 at the end of last week. The doctors originally thought it would take longer for her new marrow to start engrafting (due to getting actual bone marrow – counter intuitive, but how they explained it). Instead she is surprising her care team every day with her “boringness” and improvement!
All of the Prayer Warriors out there, please keep it up! Please join us in prayers of gratitude for how well Libby is tolerating all of the side effects, how well her body is accepting these new cells, and continued engraftment! We are so thankful for all of you!
And, if this gives you any idea of how Libby is dealing with all this? What better way to conquer nausea and generally not feeling awesome? How about pretending she is in a spa?