A long, tough, but ultimately successful day today.
Olivia underwent 90 minutes of surgery this afternoon to extract 600ml of bone marrow. The procedure went well, she is very sore but was still able to stop for chicken nuggets on the way home! She made her parents very proud today.
Grace felt a little better today, was only sick twice, but had to endure having a NG (feeding) tube pushed up her nose and down her throat. In fact, she had to go through this twice as the tube came out this evening. Due to her nausea she has not eaten for two days, so this tube is very important for her to get all the nutrients she needs to keep her strength up. She was extremely brave both times, and hopefully she will soon get used to it being there.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) is transplant day, which should be a lot more straightforward in comparison to today.