Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Another Step

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Henry's doing great! We got the call yesterday that his surgery to have his Hickman catheter removed is on this Monday. It's a big step to getting back to normal. He'll need to wait a full week before he can get his chest wet, but then he'll be able to take a bath again and play in the water for the first time in almost a year. He was very patient this summer when we went to the pool, and put up with just dangling his feet, but he's very eager to get in some water as soon as we can.

We're also approaching day 180 post-transplant, on October 1. This is another milestone, a point at which we can assume that his immune system is much stronger. His immunity is not considered as strong as the average person for a full year, but the chances of him having a serious infection are much smaller now. He's gotten the OK to go back to preschool, and we will probably do that in small doses for the next few months (with the plan to pull him out during the serious cold and flu season).

Thanks for checking in on us!


Anonymous said...

Henry, you look WONDERFUL!! I'm sure you are looking forward to seeing all your friends at preschool. Good luck on Monday!


rlbates said...

Great news!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the wonderful news!
Susan P. Vallotton

Granya said...

And look at that hair!!!

Anonymous said...

Great picture Henry! You look sharp!!!! You continue to be an inspiration to everyone around you. Good luck on Monday.

Love, Julie, Brad, Patrick, Andrew and Samantha

shadowfax said...

Truly Great. Glad to hear that all is progressing apace. Have fun in school, Henry!

Rachel Hebb said...

Henry - I can't wait to see you at preschool!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome news! Thanks for keeping us updated!!

Henry, you are a handsome dude!!

Cousin Susan H.

Anonymous said...

What a handsome picture!! Glad to hear all of the good news - hope today is smooth sailing.
Hugs to all
Linda and Val

Anonymous said...

There is a lot more enery and color to that photo of Henry! The signs of recovery are evident and we are proud of Henry's strength and well as the rest of the Scheck family.

We love you!
The Amos Crew