Today is Day 0. Her new birthday really. The transplant process itself was straightforward. It was about 20 ml of Eric’s stem cells that they had in a large syringe and just put through her central line. (I will upload new pictures in the gallery) The real excitement will happen in about 2-3 weeks, when her new cells start growing in her marrow. We will start obsessing (again) about her counts. Strange that in just 5 short months, every waking thought begins and ends with blood counts. While Eric and I are both terribly anxious about this transplant, I know he feels the extra responsibility of being her donor. As if he has the power to make this cancer go away. Or not go away. The loss of control over this situation is so maddening. You have to trust the doctors, the nurses, the lab reports, the clinical trials that said this is the best route to take, the chemo drugs and radiation that’s suppose to clear out the last bits of cancer cells, and last but not least, I must learn to trust GOD. The daily devotional that I started reading when Alyssa got sick has been so spot on. Today’s entry was no different....”You need to remember who I am in all My Power and Glory. Then, humbly bring Me your prayers and petitions. Your problems will pale when you view them in the light of My Presence. You can learn to be joyful in Me, your savior, even in the midst of adverse circumstances”.
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