Monday, December 12, 2011

Steady Progress

Descending from Mt. Clark, Yosemite, 2004
Hi friends, I know it's been 5 or 6 days since my last post, so a quick update....Laure had rest days on Wednesday and Thursday while her platelets recovered;  Friday she donated 700,000 stem cells, bringing our 3 session total to about 1.7 million.  We need a minimum of 3 million, so we are hopeful that she will hit the magic number in 2 more sessions.  There is a chance at any point that she will "pop" and go to 1, 2, or 3 million cells in a single session, or we could just keep seeing this slow, steady pace......we're in the hospital right now and just started session 4.  We are enjoying some of the interesting cuisine of Houston and we've had some great meals in the apartment as well.  Laure is getting nupagen shots twice a day, so each day starts with a blood draw (to check platelet count) and shots.....then we have to come back in the afternoon for shots again.  To say the least, Laure is a TROOPER.  While this phase has had its frustrations, we continue to wait on the Lord and seek His peace and His joy as Christmas approaches.  I will update the blog again when we have the results from today's collection.  Dan

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