|My Nephew John DiCicco (Jill's son) and Finn, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, August 2011|
Greetings Friends! Another quick update - Laure's collection yesterday (#4 for those of you keeping score at home) yielded 1.14 MILLION stem cells - yee haw!! That brought the total to about 2.8 million, just a few hundred thousand short of the goal. The other good news from yesterday was that her platelets had boomed over the weekend, to 104,000, which resulted in her being able to donate again today, rather than have a rest day(s)s in between. So at the moment, we are in the apheresis room for what should be the last time. Dr. Korbling was just here to see us and he is confident of that as well.
That means that Laure should be able to fly home on Thursday after 17 days in Houston and 5 stem cell collection procedures BLESS HER HEART!! For me, it means that I can be admitted to the hospital tomorrow afternoon and get down to business with a one week delay; chemo would start on the 15th (thursday) and "day zero", transplant day, would be the 21st.
That's all for now, I will post again when all this is confirmed tomorrow. All praise and honor and glory to our heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ - He is more than able! Dan, Renee, Laure :-)