THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007 09:12 PM, CDT Today was probably the first day since the relapse that I really do have a lot of hope. Where do I start... Elliott went to his checkup for blood and platelets. He needed NOTHING. Then they deceided to do the bone marrow aspiration. HE IS IN REMISSION!!!!!! This is the first of two steps needed to get him to transfer. The second will be the donor which they are currently working on securing and we should know something next week. Fingers and toes crossed. He will be having a second round of chemo, much like the first. But even that brought a little good news. They have deceided to let him have it at Central Dupage which will allow Dan a little time to actually work as it is only 45 minutes from home and so he only needs to be there at night, per Elliott's request. And it allows me to see him almost every day on my way home as it is very near my office. So this one will be a lot easier on ALL of us. He should be admitted on Tuesday and will be there about 8-10 days. Then he comes home for about 4-6 weeks we think and then if donor is ready and Insurance Company gives the green light , the process begins. So this COULD happen before Thanksgiving. I want it to start so he can come home and be well. This weekend Zach will be staying and Elliott really needs a weekend with his buddy. Emma the cat will be getting a new home on Saturday. I believe we will be keeping all the rest of the pets. I can part with no more. Many have asked what Elliott would like to have. Basically he only wants video games but if you want to get him something, let me know and I will let you know the games he wants. They are not cheap so please don't feel like you need to get them. He has things to keep him busy. The other thing that would make him happy is gift cards to Block buster or Best Buy. Well that is it for tonight...I want to THANK all the kind people that have begun to send in donations on the Envelopes for Elliott campaign. I would love to thank you all individually but I do not get to know where most of them are from. So please know I do care and am VERY thankful for your thoughtfulness. Ok off to bed for me.