Kate came home Saturday from Ste.Justine. She had been battling a recurrence of her graft versus host disease (GVHD) and we had a case conference on Friday with CHEO and Montreal to discuss possible next steps.
On Friday afternoon, Kate had a significant deterioration. She was kept comfortable by her Montreal team, and on Saturday morning it was determined that Kate would come home and be cared for her by palliative care team from Rogers House.
Kate was awake and alert when we arrived home. She saw her Christmas tree, she had time with her grandparents and with her brother. Her pain was quickly managed and upon getting that relief, Kate went into a deep sleep. She has not woken since Saturday evening and friends and family are with us holding vigil and helping us to say goodbye to her.
We love her and we are doing all we can to support her and let her know how much all of you love her. Thank you for all the words of encouragement, support, and prayers over the past few months.
Julie, Brian, Jack and Kate