Saturday, March 24, 2012

The New Plan

Jacob's new admittance and chemotherapy start date is March 31st. This puts his actual bone marrow transplant on April 6th. For you church history buffs, this is a significant day of new beginnings and will be symbolic for Jacob's second birthday. I really hope the dates stick this time and we don't end up with another delay.

This past week has been so much fun! Jacob was super delighted to play with his brother. I wish I had taken a picture of the loving looks on Jacob's and Ethan's faces when we first picked Ethan up from the airport. It had been nine weeks since they had seen each other, and both of them were just glowing with huge smiles and loving eyes. They just couldn't stop looking at each other during the drive home and didn't waste any time getting down to business playing when we got them to the apartment. With Josh's parents here to help us out with the boys, we enjoyed a couple of really fun dates to the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. We also took Ethan to the Pacific Science Center. It seems like it was meant to be that Jacob was delayed last week so that he could truly enjoy the family time without being stuck in the hospital feeling lousy.

Thanks for the continued prayers. Please pray that he will continue to be infection free and that our donor won't back out so we can stay on track to start next Saturday. Also pray that his body will tolerate the chemotherapy without any damaging side effects, that his new marrow will graft 100%, and that he will be cured of CGD.

1 comment:

Jean Arnott said...

Our prayers will be exactly as you've described, plus a prayer of peace and health for the rest of you.