7.24.2012

Transplant time scheduled

Well we now have a time for the transplant...this Thursday around noon. Some families enjoy a bit of a festive atmosphere and employ some fanfare to mark the day. We are so grateful to our mystery donor for his selflessness and are forever in his debt. The transplant is a big day for us but we are going to keep thing pretty quiet and normal; maybe we have become jaded over the years after all this all Started with a limp back in 2008. Truly the transplant is a big day, but it is not the end by a long shot. Becca has been showing some significant side effects to the chemo and rabbit serum but nothing too scary as of yet (I hope I do not regret writing that). Currently it is just some high fevers around 104 and vomiting when there is a gap in the anti-nausea meds. She is plainly just not feeling well and is not really interested in doing much, partly from the chemo and partly from the meds to help tolerate the chemo. We are just trying to mark off the days with the least amount of difficulty at this point. Sorry we are not in a very verbose mood this morning. EK

On a positive note, Becca hit a milestone yesterday in that she lost her first tooth! She was pretty excited for the tooth fairy to come last night, and she was pleasantly surprised to receive a letter, gold coin, and blue elephant Zhu-fari pet from her. My, how things have changed since I lost my first tooth... TK



7 comments:

linda said...

congrats on the lost tooth! that at least had to be exciting for becca! love & hugs & wishes for strength...

Renee and Jon said...

We are loving you all in the midst of such difficult days. Our prayers have been and continue to be complete healing and that her body be protected by God from the horrible side effects of the chemo. Can't wait to see her sweet face again this week (and yours)!

Tammy Ward said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you anticipate Becca's "birthday" tomorrow! We also say a prayer of thanksgiving for the selfless donation of stem cells to help Becca get healthy.

Be the Match!

Aunt Tammy and Uncle Bob

Unknown said...

you are ALL in our constant thoughts and prayers. Kami

Carol and Zachary said...

Many, many prayers for you tomorrow - your family will be on my heart all day.

Momto3awesomekids said...

How exciting! That's quite a visit from the tooth fairy!!!! Praying for everyone involved today!!!

Nancy said...

Hello Kniskern family. You've reached 2 milestones: transplant date and losing the first tooth. Praying that this might be a little reminder that everything happens according to plan, and Becca will do well. Lots of prayers. Nancy Presnall, JFB Guidance Counselor