I spoke to Rachel, and apparently Dr. Gajjar plans on sending Kevin home the week of the 6th (2 weeks). Kevin sounds much more energized. We've spoken a few times a day the last couple days, and he's just been real animated and conversational. His counts are up over 2,000, which helps. They will fall though, since he's ended GCSF and we must see how far they drop. The transplant should start taking hold soon. Apparently Dr. Gajjar wasn't ready to talk about what we should plan as far as Kevin's returning to school. There also seemed to be some disagreement about whether or not to send him home with his hickman. He's taking the micro-fungal for the lesions on his spleen. Rachel was pretty adament about pulling the line before he goes home. We've heard all his infections have stemmed from having plastic exposed to the elements and running into his body. We'll see I guess. Worst case scenario they pull the line in our follow up visit for MRI's.
On another note we've received some kind messages from people in Kevin's school and the community. To answer your question, Kevin would enjoy receiving the notes from school mates. He wants to be missed, and wants to know that he's not forgotten. Also, one last reminder about September 29th. Monday the 29th Chilli's donates 100% of peoples purchases to St. Jude's Children Hospital. I know my family and I are celebrating my birthday and Alex (my sister's husband) birthday there on the 29th (his b-day 29th mine the 28th).