We went ahead with a 5th boost on July 27th to help those numbers to keep increasing. It was the first boost we were not admitted for. Everything was done in a private room in the clinic. We arrived early in the morning, Bash had two IV's started, thankfully they were both a breeze and he was not poked multiple times as has happened in the past. He had some pre-meds and some hydration and then the boost was given around 1pm. The boost was an increased amount from the previous ones, and yet still fit into a 10ml syringe and was given in under two minutes. He then had post hydration for a few hours to flush any preservatives from the product out of his system as they can be hard on the kidneys. We had a visit from the music therapist which Bash loved. We were finally sent home around 6pm.
Bash had blood-work drawn on Aug 17th and chimerism results take approximately 2-3 weeks. If his numbers remain stable and/or increase we may not need to do his 6th boost and will just wait and see. If his numbers have dropped then our doctors will most likely do a bone marrow aspirate to check his numbers at the very base, and then a 6th boost, the last one Bash will get. We should get results this week sometime. Thanks for all the love and as always please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.