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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