Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Going Home

Sarah's basic treatment involves:
- Chemotherapy
- Whole body radiation
- Bone marrow transplantation

Sarah's sisters, brothers and Susan and I are being tested as potential bone marrow donors. We are also going to be collecting cord blood from the delivery of our next child in mid-July for possible stem cell transplantation.

The hospital staff trained Susan and I to maintain Sarah's PICC line today. We were also brought up to speed on what "blood count" means and what part of it is important with Sarah's form of Leukemia.

Susan and I are really excited because it looks like Sarah will be going home from the hospital tomorrow. A little normalcy for Sarah (and our family) for a short while. One more bit of grace to be grateful for. Thank you Lord.

-Isaiah 48:17


Shera said...

We love you all and are praying fervently. While our hearts ache terribly, we know the Lord is doing incredible things and receiving great glory through your life and testimony to many through this life changing, heart rending, new life.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ben and Susan,

Thank you SO much for starting a blog for Sarah! I will certainly pass this along. This is wonderful news about Sarah possibly going home for a short time! Praise be to Yahweh! I am so happy for you all.
Please let me know if there is anything that I can help with.