We got some good news today. The news is that Clara has a lot of 10/10 potential matches from the initial search for a bone marrow match. She also had a lot of 6/6 matches in the cord blood bank. Those would be perfect matches (pending further testing and a more formal search). The doctor involved said that she hadn't seen that many matches on an initial screening before. So this means that they are very confident for a perfect match for Clara and actually think that they will be able to be picky and select for other favorable factors including an apparent preference to the donor being male and young.
I will be posting a more detailed post tomorrow with details from the conversation with the stem cell transplant group. Brooke also assures me that she will soon have some time to make some posts and include some newer pictures. In the meantime, I have included a picture of me taking Clara for a walk in the courtyard in the center of the hospital. She is wearing a dress made for her by one of Brooke's friends (who was a desk assistant in Brooke's dorm when Brooke was senior RA) who has started a company making baby clothes called "Katie Bug Designs".