We were scheduled to be admitted Friday, but with last night's admission, we are here for the long haul and at least one month in isolation post transplant. I can't believe how quick the transplant has come up. Radiation is almost over and Andrew will get three days of highly toxic chemo drugs over the weekend, a day of rest Tuesday and voila: TRANSLANT/Andrew's new birthday!
We have started this race and journey and as this picture shows, we are not quite sure where this journey will take us, but we know there is a finish line. That is where our faith as a family will need to be exercised and stretched as it has already been the past several months. I know the worse case scenario side effects Andrew may develop and I have witnessed death several times over in the oncology ward, but I stand with a pea sized faith, trusting God's good and sovereign plan will be fulfilled, in the midst of my fears and doubts. It will take a community to heal Andrew and get him well. It's not only health care professionals and immediate family, but all of you my friends and loved ones who will get us to the finish line.. I humbly ask you all for your help in whatever way you can extend. Many of you have committed to praying for Andrew and our family, others have written wonderful bits of encouragement and others have hugged magnanimously or given a shoulder to lean on. Whatever way you decide to help us run this race, I thank you ahead of time as you surround Andrew and our family until we cross the finish line.
"I thank my God every time I remember you"Philippians 1:3
So with the transplant right around the corner, I indeed lift our plans to the Lord:
As always, I will keep you updated on Andrew's well being as soon as I can. Can I ask a favor, can you comment on when you got the email notifying this new post? I am having issues with the delay of notifying you all there is a new post. And while your at it, comment and just say hi or whatever. It would sure be nice to hear from you all. Thanks!
Almost Forgot, check out this inspiring video of oncology patients at Seattle Children's Hospital: