Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Renee is discharged

Martha came back to NYC this afternoon and Renee got out!! All her lines were pulled out and she is happy to be out!

She’d love to get a weekend pass to Winnipeg for Canadian Thanksgiving. She has to go to the clinic for a checkup on Thursday and that’s when she gets the word – go or stay. 21 years ago Dr O’Reilly told us we should be able to go home for Thanksgiving. When we asked whether that was American or Canadian, he let us go on time for the Canadian Thanksgiving. Hopefully that will happen again.

They want to do more tests next week and proceed to the bone marrow transplant as quickly as possible. We have not yet heard whether the 10/10 match individual is still ready or willing to donate. Naturally, as with any medical procedure, we are concerned that the transplant will take. There is the possibility of graft vs. graft disease as well as graft vs. host disease. This is uncharted territory, so pray for wisdom for the doctors. We rely heavily on their advice.

Right now, Renee is drawing the GCSF from a tiny bottle so she can give herself a shot through the Insuflon that got installed just before discharge.

I spent some time this week getting enlargements made for Renee and trying to find a vendor that would be willing to sell them. Someone suggested that we should sell them on the internet, but I have not managed to get to that yet. We have sold a number of them at the hospital and Renee wants to enter 6 into an art/show sale that will take place here in New York next month. You can see the pictures by clicking here.

I am planning to fly back to YWG tomorrow. Hopefully Martha and Renee can follow Saturday.

Thanks again for all your prayers and support.

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