Kristen is 7 hours from finishing her LAST chemo. We are sooooo excited. I am NOT planning on Kristen relapsing so this will be her last chemo treatment. Down the hall by the nurses station is a bell. The ringing of this bell is reserved for the children on their last treatment day. I really don't care if it is 2 in the morning, we are running down the hall and are going to ring the bell. Kristen received a special package from a special friend. This card was attached and the sweet girl wrote, "Be Brave" Those words pretty much describe Kristen. She is the most brave person I know. In fact, all the children here are just that...brave. We are really excited to share the contents of her special package. It will just have to wait a day or two.
In about 40 hours Kristen will receive her new bone marrow, a new chance at life. We are all feeling a flood of emotions as we finish the chemo and prepare for the transplant. We are still hoping for another miracle, that the transplant will work, that the side effects will be minimal and that Kristen will continue to fight and continue to Be Brave as the next few weeks could be some of the hardest yet.