After a week's delay (for pesky platelets, of course), we headed back up to Albany Med for Andrew's 8th and final round of chemo. We had a moment where we thought we might be turned away again -- the nurse thought his WBC's were a bit low still. But fortunately, the doctor gave the go-ahead and were on our way! Everything went smoothly and we were finished in about 6 hours. The entire clinic staff was so sweet and congratulatory -- the gave Andrew a "Purple Heart" certificate, the nurses all blew soap bubbles and everyone applauded. After all he's been through the past 7 months, the applause certainly seemed warranted! It was a bittersweet and emotional day.
Andrew is due back in a month for the final PET scan and follow up with Dr. E. We are overjoyed to be finished with chemo, and hopeful for the future.
We can't express how grateful we are to all of you, who have been following this blog, extending your good wishes, prayers, and hopes for Andrew's recovery. We are indebted to all of you who gave us so much of your time and assistance over these many, many months. It certainly would have been a very lonely and scary journey without all of the love and support.