We had another appointment today. We have some news. Everything is not in the clear yet, but NMDP gave us proposed dates for the transplant. As of now, Timothy will be admitted on January 29th. He will then undergo intense chemotherapy treatment. And on February 8th, he will receive his new marrow.
His pre-transplant work-up started today. He had a chest x-ray and EKG done today. This Friday will be GFR (this measures kidney function) and it will be an all day event with IV line and all. Next Monday will be the dreaded NPO day :(. He will be sedated for Echocardiogram (a sonogram of the heart). It is scheduled for 2:20 pm and nothing to eat after 7 am… So here’s my plan: wake Timothy up at 6:30 am and feed him a LARGE breakfast, otherwise, I don’t think he will survive. Another appointment on Wed. and PICC placement on Friday of next week. And that’s it. Sunday following he will be admitted.
I feel overwhelmed once again. I was getting used to just hanging out in Houston without much worry :). I pray every night that Timothy’s BMT will go smoothly without ANY complications. But I do get scared and doubts flood my mind and heart once again. God’s in control, right? Right. I must believe. I have too. I will keep updating. Thank you for your prayers and support.