First and foremost, baby Brandt is finally home. After 12 days in the NICU, being on life support, having a spinal tap, and utterly fighting for his life, our beautiful boy is happy, healthy, and a true bright spot in our lives. He's laid back, loves to snuggle, and eats very well. I am so thankful for the phenomenal NICU nurses, charges, NNPs, neonatologists, and unit secretaries that helped care for Brandt and made us feel like family during our stay.
Dow had a follow-up MRI this week. The images appear to be stable and we are one step away from starting the first clinical trial, but his physician is so sure we can make the last hurdle he is scheduled to begin December 2. The people we have met during this process have made the unbearable moments bearable. Neurosurgeons and oncologists to pharmacy techs and insurance case managers. These guides have been so helpful every step of the way and have made this maze navigable.
And to the countless family members, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances: we are so thankful to have you in our lives. We have been humbled by the love, support, and multifaceted generosity that all of you have given. These are the things I will spend this time of giving thanks thinking about. I have many more than 30 things to be thankful for, and only one day to express them. This gesture is small and doesn't even scratch the surface of how deep our gratitude runs. Thank you.