Tuesday, February 23, 2010


we are still thrilled with the good news we received this morning!!! her count is .6!!! thank the lord!!! .6 is equal to 600. she will need to have two consecutive days at 2,000 before going home.

more good news.....the catheter is out!!! melissa is so happy about that. she is still struggling some with effects from the virus, but feels relieved to be free of the catheter. she is taking less of the pain medication and is starting to feel more alert.

we are so thankful for her wonderful friend, susan, who has been with her these last few days!!! you are a blessing to each of us, susan!!!

things to be praying about.....she is still struggling with loss of appetite. please pray that her appetite will increase. the bk virus is possibly still present. please continue to pray that the virus will leave her body or the catheter will have to be placed again. pray that need for the pain medication will lessen. she so badly wants to be free from it and feel like herself. lastly, pray that her white count will continue to increase.

please remember doug and the children--caleb, lauren, and audrey in your prayers. they long to have melissa back home with them!!! and, she definitely wants to be there with them.

thank you for your love and support!!!

1 comment:

Jean said...

Dear Michelle,
My name is Jean and I’m a volunteer with the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link. Our organization helps patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of transplant by providing vital information and personalized support services. We subscribe to Google blog alerts, where we found Melissa's story.
Please know that others are thinking of her and pulling for her! To learn more about our programs and services, please visit www.nbmtlink.org or call 800-546-5268.
All the best!
P.S. I'd like to send you a copy of our award-winning "Caregivers' Guide for BMT", if you will send a mailing address to jeansjones@gmail.com