Just a quick update to let you all know that all of our little Hazelnut's blood cultures came back negative and her counts, although still super low, are trending up; so we get to go home!!! I am so happy that we will have this time together as a family before we go in for surgery next Thursday! We meet with the surgeon at 2:15pm on Monday, August 12 to discuss all of the details, so we will keep you posted.
Also, for her surgery and upcoming stem cell transplant, Hazel will be in need of A+ blood and platelets from any blood type. We have been so blessed by all of you who have donated already and Hazel has used so much of your blood. Thank you so much for giving this part of you to our daughter. She relies so heavily on these blood transfusions and we hope that you know how much you are saving her! If any one can, please consider coming down to the hospital sometime in the next two months and give Hazel, or any other child here in need, the gift of life!