Email from Brian Boechler (Dec/20)
We've just returned from our meeting with the doctor and he gave us all the greatest Christmas present possible - he's sending Luke home. All tests have now come back and all is clear. He indicated all (100%) blood cells are donor (which is what we wanted to hear) and that given the good test results, he felt there is a very low possibility of the leukemia returning (which we also wanted to hear). Liver function is still a bit abnormal but no medication or intervention is needed and the Saskatoon clinic will monitor it - the doctor said he is optimistic that it will take care of itself over time. Luke gets his "Hickman" catheter (used to administer chemo and draw blood) removed from his chest tomorrow and Brittany finishes teaching Wed. at noon and will ride back to Yorkton with us - leaving at about 12:01!
Thanks to all of you for your prayers, thoughts, and incredible support - there is no question it made a difficult situation much easier to cope with. Our best wishes to you for a happy and safe Christmas season and a new year filled with all of God's blessings for you and your loved ones. We look forward to seeing you all in the next short while.
Brian, Jeannine. Brittany, Paul and LUKE!