So its Monday around lunch time. Kendall I just got to the hospital and Luke is doing great. Everyone has their laptops out, Luke is watching a ridiculous music video, Empire of the Sun, (thanks to cousin Pete). Kendall is trying to get some school work done and I'll be working on some BrainLAB stuff...it never ends.
Luke is doing really well today, he is getting the drug anti-asperaginase which has the potential to cause some icky reactions, but so far we've seen none of that. And, for the super good news (cross your fingers!) the staff brought in some discharge papers and if all goes well today and tonight he can go home tomorrow around lunchtime....woohoo! He will be able to continue his treatment as an outpatient which means multiple trips down to MDA each week, if he should get a fever he would have to be readmitted to the hospital.
Mom and I spent most of the day Sunday at MDA with Luke. He was given some blood because his hemoglobin count was low, with the transfusion they gave him some benadryl so he was out most of the day. Father Bravo from Strake came in and spent some time with all of us which was fantastic. His other visitors of the day were Braden, Britt Cotter and the Halbe's (Megan's parents). Megan sent a walrus (see picture) and it hasn't left his side yet. I know my Dad wrote that the first thing the he does is check for messages and check his blog, and it is true. If you are reading the blog there is a link at the end of every entry for comments, please leave them, we all love reading them. I also encourage everyone to write to him about what is going on in your life (aside from wishing him the best) and don't be afraid to ask him questions about his treatment.
Keep your fingers crossed that today continues to go well and Luke gets to go home tomorrow! He just walked back into his room from his stroll around the unit and I can tell that he is feeling much better, the guitar is now out of its case for the first time since he's been here. It is concert time.