Gavin reached engraftment today, which meant that we could leave the room for the first time in 11 days! Yes, it took exactly the same time as last time, which was slightly strange, but a relief to escape and go for a walk.
We went for a walk in the halls and got to visit with Da outside in the lounge. Gavin got pushed around in a toy car, (yes, trailed by IV stand, rather awkward) and stood up for more than an hour playing. The stamina of this child amazes me.
In the early evening an audiologist made a surprise visit to the room to test Gavin’s hearing. We only did part of the test but I was elated to find that his hearing still tests as completely normal. We will do a more comprehensive test later and may see that he has lost some high frequency hearing, but I am accepting these results gladly. I cried grateful tears on his beautiful, bald head.
Tomorrow morning is GFR day, which is never fun as it begins with IV insertion first thing in the morning.
We are still on track to go home later in the week for a couple of days.