Day +1: The Honeymoon

Zoe is doing well so far, much improved from early in the week. The transplant hasn’t changed much outwardly so far, we’re not seeing any changes in behavior, no adverse reactions, and as she recovers from the chemotherapy her mood has improved considerably.

We understand that typically kids have a honeymoon of sorts from the pain and discomfort of this process right around the time of transplant. They have a window where they are recovering from chemo and aren’t receiving more, but the transplanted cells have not begun to grow yet so the pain associated with that hasn’t kicked in. That’s where we are right now.

Zoe has been chipper and playful, and we continue to be amazed at how well she is getting through this so far. We’ll be waiting for word back on her cells each day, making sure she stays healthy and clear of infections, and trying to stay sane as we rotate in and out of the hospital to be sure Maya is getting time with both Michelle and I every day.

Each day we look over the comments you leave here and the emails, and it helps us feel connected during a time when we’re forcibly isolated. Thank you everyone for your support, it’s been invaluable.


Sorry about the baby talk, it’s easy to get carried away.  🙂

4 thoughts on “Day +1: The Honeymoon

  1. Zoe has such a happy smile! It is hard to believe that she has been through all that she has been, she seems to be so happy!!

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all!!



  2. Evan and Michelle,

    I haven’t commented but have been daily following Zoe’s journey back to health on this blog. Thank you for keeping everyone updated!! Please know that Patrick and I have been lifting Zoe’s name up in prayer every night. That God would heal her little body and give you and Michelle both strength, peace, and rest as you go through this. We wanted to send our love! Zoe is precious and is such a trooper!

    Emily and Patrick Herndon

  3. I know it’s redundant, but I have to say again that she looks healthy and resilient. I think she could be the poster child for both conditioning AND transplant. Grow, cells, grow!! Love, Mara

  4. Dear Evan and Michelle,
    We are always glad to receive your interesting updates. Zoe seems to be making excellent progress.
    We enjoy the pictures and videos. Zoe is one happy little girl! We are glad she is not mad at the people in the white coats who keep sticking needles in her. We are so glad that Maya is with you. She will learn more than we think with this experience.
    Love to all, Nannie

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