We aren't allowed to meet our donor until one year post transplant, and only if she is interested. However, we can send her a note as long as it doesn't reveal personal information about us. This is what we are sending to her:
It has been 100 days since our precious little boy was infused with your life-saving bone marrow. Your cells are happily engrafted and already working miracles for him. Our gratitude is beyond expression for your generous donation and sacrifice. There is no greater gift that a parent can imagine than to give their little child a chance at a rich and full life, and now thanks to you, he will have that gift. My husband, other son, nor myself, were matches. We are filled to the brim with appreciation and love for you for giving our son what we couldn't give him. My husband and I are registered bone marrow donors, and we hope that we will one day be able to pay forward this beautiful, heroic gift of life that you have given to our family. You are our hero! We'd love to get in touch with you as soon as it is allowed.
Our Grateful Family
We are still scheduled to be discharged tomorrow. Jacob's adenovirus result from Friday came back at 40,000, down from 450,000 last Monday. We will get another viral load update this evening. He gets another dose of cidofovir for the adeno tomorrow morning before discharge. Details of our return to California are still being worked out. Jacob's doctor here (Dr. Carpenter) needs to contact our doctor at home (Dr. Cheng) to see if he will be comfortable taking on everything that Jacob is still being treated and monitored for (adenvo, hypertension, ebv, c diff, gvhd, etc...) Then he will contact the out patient doctor (Dr. Delaney) to give her his recommendation based on what Dr. Cheng wants to do. So, there are still a lot of details to work out, but it will work out.