I don't do local Spokane stuff here normally, but in this case I'm making
Caden Atchley, son of Melissa and Josh Atchley of Spokane, is now in
Seattle and is getting a bone marrow transplant.
Caden was born with "boy in a bubble" syndrome, he lacks an immune
system. His parents had the choice to let Caden live in a sterile
environment for the rest of this life or to opt for the bone marrow
surgery to try to give him a more "normal" life.
I talked with KREM News just an hour ago and evidently Caden has
made it through the surgery and is doing okay.
It will take a couple of weeks to determine if the marrow will be
accepted or rejected.
Spokane has a top-notch hospital system, especially for cardiology.
Caden was sent to Seattle because there is a hospital there that
specializes in bone marrow transplants.
HIs mother, Melissa, decribes Caden as being a "very happy baby" in
spite of all the stuff he has been through in his early months in the
Hang in there, Caden! We're pulling for ya' big guy!