8:30 AM Update - Counts are stable, which means Neutrofils are over 500 for the 2nd day in a row! One more day and Maggie will be considered engrafted!

How's this for progress?

The transplant coordinator came in to talk to me about what needs to be done before Maggie can be discharged to the Neely house. There is a certain criteria Maggie has to meet and although we aren't there yet our goal is to work towards that. She said possibly by the end of next week but not to get our hearts set on it because a lot could change that. I am honestly taking it day by day and will do whatever needs to be done for Maggie's best interests! When they say we can go we go..until then we make the most of it!

Maggie was very playful and active today...lots of hugs were given out and smiles. Makes me sooo happy!! I am so proud of her!!

We want to again say thank you to anyone who has sent cards or anything. The nurses are in shock over how much mail Maggie gets on a daily basis! It's incredible to see the love and support surrounding my beautiful girl. We love and appreciate all of you who care for our family! Your support, thoughts and prayers mean the world to us!

The belly aches may be due to a UTI or a side effect from the blood pressure patch.

Lots of ghost stories were told last night. Check out this picture, you can just hear Mom and Lauren saying "Ooooooooooooooooooo"

Mark your calendar for Monday, August 19th, because that night will be a Team Maggie Night at Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant on the Hogan Road in Bangor. They will be donating 10 percent of all the dinner sales to Team Maggie, and there will be a 50/50 raffle. If you would like to help with the planning, please call Chris Popper at 941-1994 or email me at chris.popper@townsquaremedia.com

Maggie turns 5 on August 19th. She will be in the hospital still on her birthday. If you’d like to send a card or a gift, her address is

BMT Unit Floating 6
Attention: Maggie Rudnicki
750 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

I asked Maggie’s mom what she likes and this is Lauren’s reply

“She loves the Boston bruins, lip gloss and scary things (ghost stories, vampires, goosebumps books etc) those are a few favorites but honestly just well wishes are all she needs!”

Please keep praying. Prayers do work! They’ve made those little white cells grow, and those white blood cells are what’s making Maggie feel so good. The change in in the past week has been nothing short of miraculous!  Pray for a peaceful day and weekend ahead.   Pray for a sense of calmness for Maggie, Lauren and the entire Rudnicki family. Pray that those white blood cells continue to grow, and grow quickly!  Pray for healing, pray for strength! Pray that they can be discharged to the Neely House soon!

You can make a donation to help defray the medical and travel costs associated with Maggie’s care. Maggie has been down in Boston for 3 weeks. If you want to make a donation, click HERE for the details

We now have over 100 photos of Team Maggie support up on the site. If you want to send your picture, you can upload it HERE or just click HERE to view them all.Please note, if you do upload them, they don’t appear instantly, as we are moderating all pictures, just to insure appropriate content. You can also send me your pictures directly at chris.popper@townsquaremedia.com.

More later. Keep the faith Team Maggie!