Monday morning Ted called the Indiana Blood and Marrow Transplantation group. The navigator nurse told him she was looking at a match for his bone marrow transplant. On Tuesday they called and said the donor was a great match. So Ted will be going there one day during the first week of April for tests and prep for his transplant ….which you can not pin them done on a date.
We have blood labs three days a week, to make sure Ted is still in remission and having good numbers. For his hemoglobin, platelets, white blood cells, and others factors. We also had a dentist appointment to remove a tooth that was questionable to Ted's good dental health. Which he also has to have to have the transplant.
This is Ted celebrating with ice cream at our local D.Q. Oh that sweet smile. Oh that gaudy coat, LOL. He likes this coat, that Matt (SIL) gave him.
It was a gloomy day, but we were happy that some one out there was a match for Ted to receive his bone marrow transplant. Some one we do not know. Thank you to that wonderful caring person.
I will post once we find out more details from the all day testing. Can you even believe that I , myself finally went to the doctor. Have to have labs this morning, cholesterol check. Time to renew my med script.
Posting a big thank you and our gratitude to all of you out there praying and thinking good thoughts for Ted and I. We want you to know how much we appreciate all of you. XO
That is good news!ReplyDelete
I like the coat...
Sandi, It was a free coat at least. :) It is good to have some good news for us. I feel anxious about it even though I have read that book . Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Wonderful that a match was found! That is worth a DQ celebration. Will be praying on.ReplyDelete
Thank you sweet Kathy. We are so thankful for all of you keeping us in your prayers. We had cake later in the week. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Now that coat and that smile are the antidote for that gloomy day. (Probably the ice cream, too.)ReplyDelete
Good news that there is a match! Praise God for those who help in this way.
So glad that you are taking good care of yourself, too. Gotta keep the caregiver strong.
🌷A springy day to you...
Thank you Vee. It was a very pretty day today and the sun shined most all day. Tomorrow will be good too. Ted and I are thankful for prayers and well wishes. Yes, those that become donors to help people that are strangers is a God sent. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Hallelujah on the match🙏🏼 Prayers continue as you all move forward in the process. Big Hugs!ReplyDelete
Thank you Theresa. I hope all is going well for your family too. We are ever so thankful for the donor and for all prayers. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Awww...he's looking good, Susie. Praying for his bone marrow ordeal to be over with and praying that it is successful and he will be cancer-free. He is too good of a guy to have to continue to suffer.ReplyDelete
I hope YOU are holding up okay..and I am glad that you finally took yourself to see the doctor!
Love to you- I will text you when I get to Mindy's next week. I think we will be down there late Thursday and will have to come home Sunday night as John has a hospital 'speech' to give on Monday. sigh...was hoping to stay a couple extra days with Mins. xo Diana
Thank you Diana. Ted is strong enough to help me out again...so we will clean the yard tomorrow. I had to let somethings go during all this. Yes, we are praying for a successful transplant. It will be an ordeal for sure. Yes, do text, maybe Ted and I can head done to meet us for a quick lunch some where. Blessings, love you, xoxo, SusieDelete
I mean head down..lolDelete
Good news, colorful coat and ice cream. Love it! Yes, take care of yourself too! Hugs to you. xReplyDelete
Thank you Kay. I have let myself go along with many household things and certainly the yard. Time to buckle down and get busy...before the long road ahead. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
My Dear Susie Q.....I just caught up with the posts I’ve missed! So much going on in your life. Ted getting sick has been hard and you have handled it so well. I don’t blame you for crying in the parking lot after that whirlwind trip to spend 5 minutes with the doctor. You’ve been through a lot lately. Praise God things are going in the right direction for Ted to make a complete recovery. I’m proud of you for going to the doctor yourself. You can’t take care of others unless you take care of yourself. Hang in there, Susie Q! Keep your eye on the prize - that handsome husband of yours! We pray for you both every day.......love you, Susie! So very much.....ReplyDelete
Thank you Linda. Thank LD for me too. Ted is going to be laid up for awhile, because they will take his immune system back down to zero so his own body doesn't reject the bone marrow transplant. The donor's marrow will be made into stem cells and put into ted as a blood transfusion to go thru his body and bones. Amazing to even think about it. I am grateful for the donor, for all donors who unselfishly help others. Thank you for all the wonderful prayers you send up for us. We are grateful for all. Some times I think I am losing it ...so I just cry, then I pray. LOL. Blessings to you and LD. Love you guys, xoxo, SusieDelete
Oh such wonderful news...no wonder Ted has a that big smile on his face (that ice cream probably helped, too)! So happy they found a match!ReplyDelete
Thank you. We are so very happy about the match, Linda. So many wonderful people in our world, willing to help a total stranger. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Blizzards are goodReplyDelete
Adam, I loved those chomp blizzards that the D.Q. had during the Jurassic Park movie time. Hope they have those again some time. :):) Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
This is fabulous news Susie. Yeah prayers have been answered. Ted looks great. Prayers will continue as he gets ready for the bone marrow transfer. Big hugs.ReplyDelete
Kris, You being a nurse, you probably know something about the transplants. I read up on it. We are so thankful for your prayers and well wishes. We are sending some to you too. I know your life is pretty full at this time , with medical situations too. We will all come thru this to enjoy our summers. Blessings to you and Terry . Prayers for your mom, xoxo, love you, SusieDelete
Great picture of your Ted and delighted with you about the match! And you must take care of yourself as you go on this journey.ReplyDelete
Thank you Nonnie. I am truly thankful to all of you for yuour prayers. Thankful for the donor match too. It will be a tough road but at the end will be good health for Ted. Blessings to you and your family, xoxo, SusieDelete
Wonderful news!!! I am very thankful. You take care of yourself, too! Thank you for keeping us updated. I will keep praying.ReplyDelete
Karen, This is the power of prayer, I am positive. The donor has been so kind to help a stranger , that's God's love. I am so very grateful for your prayers and sweet words. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
So glad to hear this good news! Continuing to keep you both in prayer.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jan. I appreciate your prayers for us. I will post when we learn more as these next two approach us. Ted has many appts. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Praise the Lord, they found a match! Praying for continued remission & renewed strength & health for both of you! God's@blessings to you both!ReplyDelete
Carol, Thank you so very much. Your prayers are a gift and we are grateful. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Awesome news. God is so good. So happy for you both and prayers still continuing.ReplyDelete
Thank you Susie. Yes, God is good. I am thankful for all the prayers and well wishes. Thankful for the donor too. I will keep all updated about what is going to be happening. Blessings, hope you are doing well this pretty day. Love you my sweet friend, xoxo, SusieDelete
Wonderful news! God bless the person who’s donating. Love DQ!! We have two near us which thrills me to pieces....not that I go all that often. I love a strawberry sundae the best.ReplyDelete
Take care. Glad you got time to get your bloodwork done. Hopefully the weekend will be restful for you both.
Doris, Today is to be spring like...so we may clean up the yard. I have had to let lots of it go ,these past 4and half months. It will do us good to get outside in the sunshine. Yes, I am so very grateful to the donor. We will be going thru some tests soon. It will be a whole day work up. Then they will let us know when the transplant will start.This is going to be a tough time, but at least it's spring. I will have to have some tests done this summer that I have put off. Mammogram and such. When people have to wait, as in the transplant, you truly can not plan anything....you have to be ready to go. Blessings to you and your family for your prayers and well wishes, xoxo, SusieDelete
Oh my goodness what amazing -wonderful news! Bless the donor also, yes what a special person they must be. Our God is good!!!! So glad you’re caring for yourself too. Glad Ted feels so good in his yellow (my fav color) coat!!! Best place to celebrate!! My daughter & I went to the DQ last Saturday !! smile.ReplyDelete
Thank you Gert. Your prayers are so appreciated . I am glad you had some D.Q. with your daughter. We love our family time. We are ever so grateful to the donors out there who help others. Blessings to you, hope you are safe from the flooding . xoxo,love you, SusieDelete
Oh my sweet Bee...so good to hear from you. You are in my prayers. We thank you for your prayers to us. Blessings, stay strong, xoxo, SusieDelete
Great he has a match. I love the coat, you won't lose sight of him in it!ReplyDelete
Love & best wishes to you both for the road ahead. My niece had a transplant 8 years ago. She is fine now thank God. Just wish transplants had been available when my Mam developed lukaemia. Modern medicine is a miracle to be so grateful for.
Thank you Winifred. I wish our parents had had better care also. So many new medical discoveries . I am grateful to the drs. and absolutely to the donor. Also, I know that we are surrounded by all the prayers and it is a true blessing to Ted and I. I am so happy your Niece is doing well. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
wow! This is certainly good news Susie....it's a painful and delicate process for both donor and patient.....hugs and prayers as you go through this journey!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Betsy. I am grateful for your prayers and hugs. I am so antsy to be on the other side of all this...with my Ted all well and happy. Blessings, xoxo, susieDelete
I hope all goes well!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Lon. I appreciate your visit with wishes. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
What wonderful news!! Praying for Ted and that precious donor now. May God work His miracles through this marvelous gift.ReplyDelete
Thank you Pamela. This has been some of the best news since Ted's return home from the hospital. Monday we were at Riverview for a check up at the NP of hematology. She said Ted was doing well and she was so happy. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Awesome news! So thankful!ReplyDelete
Hi Bonnie, We were very happy with this news and I am ever so grateful for my family , friends, and all of you in my blog family too. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, SusieDelete
So GLAD TO HEAR THIS NEWS!!--that they found a match.Celebrating with ice cream sounds like a great idea! I haven't been to a DQ in ages, LOL, but once in awhile crave a Frosty from Wendy's. DQ is the one with the "blizzards", right?--our kids used to like those. I love a good hot fudge sundae!! Have you tried gelato?--I tried it for the first time this winter and it sure is good.ReplyDelete
Debbi, The first time I had gelato was at the Warner Brothers'studia gift shop in California. I totally loved it. We do not have that here in our area. But a small shop in my daughter's town carries it. Yum indeed. We like the DQ blizzards too.Delete
Ted is getting closer to the time of his full day of testing for the transplant. Dr. B is staying on top of his remission and I am so thankful for that. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie
Praise the Lord for such awesome news! Oh I am praying all the more. Hugs and blessings, CindyReplyDelete
Cindy, I know in my heart , that all the wonderful prayers for Ted and I are working and protecting us. I am so happy our Lord loves us. I thank you for your prayers , that means so much to us. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
This is such good news Susie! Praise God for these blessings! Hugs:)ReplyDelete
Thank you Pilar. It is a true sign that God is answering prayers. That you for yours and may God bless you always, xoxo, SusieDelete
Now THAT is definitely news worth a celebration! The prayers and good thoughts continue that all goes well in these days leading up to the transplant! YAY!ReplyDelete
Such wonderful news, keeping Ted and his donor in my thoughts and prayers. He is looking great !ReplyDelete