Friday, January 4, 2008
The Next Step
A phone call from the wife of our dear friend this evening brought good news. The second - and final - harvest of stem cells from his sister yielded many more cells than yesterday. More than the medical staff had hoped to receive. Early this evening the second and what should be final part of the transplant process began and is complete. Mrs. I. was able to have the 'lines' taken from the artery in her neck and begin her healing process. The extra, unneeded cells will be frozen for Mr. R. in the event he should ever need more in the future. We are trusting that won't be necessary and that these new cells will firmly take hold in the bone marrow so he will soon return to renewed health. Now - a waiting time of ten days to two weeks before the results will be evident. Mr. R. will have a few more weeks in the hospital before he can go home again. Thank you for your kind prayers for Mr. R. and his sweet wife, Mrs. S. Your kind comments are so appreciated. I will share your loving support with them soon.