Today was extra special because Tommy and I switched off mid-day and I took Kaya and Laney out to lunch. The first hour was a pretty horrendous show of crying for attention and fighting with each other, but the post-food second hour was nice. Meanwhile, Maggie had a great day at the hospital, and now begins my week to try to convince our BMT team to discharge Maggie. A lot of things have to fall into place – she needs to get off diuretics (or at least on a stable regimen), she needs to prove that she doesn’t need platelets daily, she needs to have a viable plan for taking oral medications, and she needs to be on a limited number of IV meds that I can do at “home” (ie, the Ronald McDonald House). Her CMV is also still active, but I doubt that would keep her inpatient. Currently she is on 6 hours worth of IV meds, which kind of seems like a lot, considering she will have a clinic visit every day which will take a few hours as well. But she is looking quite good – she is very active, eating well, and feeling good. We went down to the Children’s outpatient clinic waiting area today and (after I obsessively disinfected everything) she walked for a while using a toddler chair.