August 31, 2011

Day 0: Her Cells are Here!

We found out around 7 that Kate's cells are in Houston and being processed for her transplant!!!

Kate and her donor have different blood types (crazy how a perfect match can have a different blood type, right?) so his red blood cells need to be removed from the marrow.

I was able to breathe a sigh of relief when we heard the news! My mind has been filled with irrational thoughts all afternoon. What if terrorists were on the plane and it crashed? What if the guy carrying the cells had a heart attack? What if the person driving the cells to TCH was robbed b/c crazy people though the case holding the cells was money or drugs?

See? Totally irrational!

Like always, I shouldn't have worried and should have kept the faith that God would have his hand in this part of the process as well! So much easier said than done though.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers tonight. The cells will be given in her room, through her central line, and should take about 2 hours. Kate will be monitored throughout the transplant and for 4 hours after as there are several risks associated with the cell infusion.

Needless to say, I am nervous and praying everything goes perfectly! We have a great team at the hospital now that will be with Kate during the process so I am confident she is in great hands. Not to mention she is in the Lord's hands as well!


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24 comments:

Kelly said...

Thinking of you so much! Thank you for explaining how the process works. It was something I was thinking of today. So much love coming to you!

Jenn said...

Praying for Kate tonight. You are all in my thoughts.

Andrea said...

Praying for you, especially tonight!

Wendy said...

Lots of prayers from Ohio!!! :)

Nicole said...

Praying!!!

Whitney said...

Praise Him!

Megan and David said...

Good luck good luck good luck!! I have goosebumps!!

Libby Griffin said...

Lots of prayers from Brandon!

Momma Wilson said...

continuing to pray for y'all!

babygreen2010 said...

Lifting you, Kate and Alex up tonight. We serve a mighty God through whom all things are possible. Lean on Him Lindsey to get you through this. He has great things in store for you all. Praying He blesses you all in ways you never imagined.

Tamika said...

You are in my prayers! I will also say a prayer for the donor that he is recovering well!!!

Anne said...

Prayers from Michigan! Looking forward to your next post!

Flutterby918 said...

I am so excited for Kate! Praying that the transplant goes smoothly and recovery is an easy road. Sending (((hugs)))!!

Emily said...

Praying, praying, praying!

Smudge's Mom said...

Love and luck from NJ. sending hugs.

Claire said...

Thinking of you and praying for you!

Cxx

Beckie said...

Congrats on the big day!!!! Praying that all goes smoothly... Thinking of you all!

Heather from Ontario Canada said...

What wonderful news :)

Maria The Mum said...

Prayers for your Donor (Angel) that he is recovering well....Prayers for Kate to stay strong....Prayers for you and Alex for being so valiant in your fight...may your love, bravery, hope and faith continue to grow and see you through this journey

mcs2749 said...

I came across your blog around a year ago when I was pregnant and I think you were around 4 months pregnant with Baby Kate! I have kept up with your story, and I wanted you to know that my family has been praying for you and sweet Kate! We think about you often and I know that I have shared your story with a few of my friends. Just wanted to let you know that there are many prayers being lifted up here in Georgia for you and Kate!

Jennifer Y said...

While I don't know you or your family, I feel like I have known you for years. I recently started following your blog and wanted to let you know that we are praying for Kate. I read your entry before I went to bed last night. I was so happy that I could not sleep last night. I could only think about you guys and praying that everything was going well. It sounds weird since we are perfect strangers, but I think of your family often. May G-d grant your beautiful family many blessings and watch over that amazing little girl.

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Fabulous news! Praying for Kate and your family!

Andy and Emmie said...

So glad to hear they got there safely. Excited to hear the transplant went well.

Heather from Ontario Canada said...

Praise God !!!

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