Yesterday, as my Mom and I were getting Livvy ready to head to the hospital and get fitted for her new customized stroller/chair, Dave video-called right as the doctors came in Keira’s room and said her neutrophils were up to 2,000 (from 200) and they could head home!
41 days in isolation, 4 days of chemotherapy, gene therapy treatment, daily blood draws, and a constant rotation of medicines had finally come to an end. We were beyond ecstatic!
While it was a bittersweet day with Livvy getting her new stroller (her body can no longer bend properly to be comfortable in a normal stroller), having a healthy Keira come home was truly a wonderful thing; a miracle really.
Eva ran up to us at full speed as we walked in the door and yelled “Hi Baby Girl!!!” to Keira.
From personal experience weeks earlier, I knew the joy and sense of freedom that comes with leaving the box and being at home. But now being on the opposite end and having Dave and Keira come home was…just an overwhelming sense of happiness and like everything was as right in the world as it could possibly be for us at that moment.
After bringing them home, my Mom and I walked to the store to get a few things for dinner. I had chills the entire walk. Not because it was cold but because of that feeling; our family was finally together again after 41 days apart.
Our lives are an emotional rollercoaster to say the least but we could not be happier to have everyone under the same roof as we head into the holidays (and a potential lockdown in Milan).
The girls were all so happy to be with each other again and so were we! ❤❤❤❤❤