He‘s feeling better and able to get out more. Yesterday he met friends who were in town for a few hours and had a great time.
Today I’m scheduled to donate blood. There is a huge shortage. If you are able to donate please schedule an appointment. It is painless and helps so many. I’m guilty of not realizing the importance of blood donation until I saw Jordan receive probably over 50 units of blood and platelets over this last year.
Also please spread the word about bethematch.org. So many people are praying for a match.
Make a donation to CaringBridge to keep Jordan’s site up and running.
I havent posted in a while because things have been pretty quiet around here. Jordan is feeling better daily. He has some skin issues which is a result of the transplant. It’s called graft vs host disease. Hopefully this will be temporary. Keep praying!!! He tires easily but last Friday a friend of his came in and they went to a Cardinals game. He had a great time. Last night we went to see Miss Saigon which was terrific! Jacob is coming in tonight and they are going to try to explore the city together this weekend. In a couple of weeks Jordan and I have tickets to see John Prine!!! We visit with my sister and her husband Alex a lot. Jordan loves their cooking, company and the “girls” (their sweet dogs or as Jordan calls them his cousins). We had a recent visit from the “Mac Bash” crew. This is a great group of men that I worked with at Castle North and I’m blessed that they saw through my impersonation of a mean ole school secretary and care for me and my family.
Thank you all again for all the cards, letters and prayers. Please let’s not forget to keep spreading the word about bethematch.org. Jordan is getting a second chance at life because of his fathers donation. There are so many in need. There is absolutely no excuse for this. If you can’t donate stem cells you can always donate blood. This too is something I think we all forget about until we need it.
prayers answered!!!! His central line has also been removed!!!!! I feel like we just won the lottery!!!!!
Keep praying for his recovery.
We were expecting results from Jordan’s Bone Marrow biopsy today. Unfortunately the full results are not in yet. They should be in any day. When we hear anything I will be sure and post.
Jordan is currently getting a bone marrow biopsy. We come back next Wednesday for the results. We should know then if Dan’s cells have taken over. If that’s the case he will have his central line removed!!!!!
Good news for today is that his counts are up and he can start getting out without his mask. His immune system is still compromised and will be for a year. So if you plan on visiting him please make sure you are healthy. He’s ready to start enjoying life again!!!
Keep the prayers coming!! Without a doubt they do work!!!!
Next Wednesday he will have a bone marrow biopsy so we will have more information on his progress soon. Keep up the positive thoughts, cards, and prayers. We really are grateful.
Today is a glorious day!!! Jordan was released from the hospital after only 28 days of the 50 anticipated days!!!! Jordan and the family are beyond happy!!!
He will be seen regularly as an outpatient getting various tests to see how he’s progressing. He will still need a lot of rest and other than his appointments he’s been told to stay in the apartment for two more weeks and to wear a mask to prevent infections.
Please keep the prayers coming!!! They definitely are working!!!!!
Keep praying friends!! It works!!
I’ve been sick for the past couple of days with a cold and it’s so frustrating because I have to stay away from Jordan since his immune system and all the other patients are so weak.
I don’t want to make anyone sick but I miss sitting with Jordan so much.
Jordan is hanging tough as usual. His strength is inspiring.
Thank you all for the good thoughts and well wishes.
Please continue to spread the the word on the importance of bone marrow donation. Bethematch.org
Yesterday Jordan’s cousin Clayton came for a visit. We were so happy to spend time with him. Also a thank you shout out to river family Chip and Ashley who came into town and brought our mail from home and took Dan and I out to dinner. It was a nice distraction.
Keep praying and sending good vibes!!! They are working!!!