Day 675/47

Benjamin’s labs this morning showed a huge increase in leukemia blasts. More than double, up to 52%. We haven’t seen a peripheral number that high since diagnosis. His platelets dropped in half also, down to 9,000. I couldn’t believe what I was groggily seeing on the screen while Benji slept. After the nurses left I… Continue Reading Day 675/47

Day 649/21

Tonight is our 23rd night on the 7th floor. Our longest stay before Benjamin’s relapse was 22 nights. Maybe that’s why things have felt more emotional today. Maybe it’s the autumn outside I know we’re missing. Maybe it’s watching more friends ring their bells and go home. Maybe it’s just okay to feel sad sometimes,… Continue Reading Day 649/21