Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday the 12th


Mike here: I know some of you were looking for an update today so here is the synopsis of my day with Lisa.

7:30 AM- 9:00 AM - Line placement in left groin area for apheresis (stem cell collection)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - MRI of head and recovery.
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM- Apheresis (she finally gets to eat and drink)
4:30 PM - Up to the 7th floor of Mott to wait for the results of the collection... and wait...
About 8:00 PM we get the news that we 'only' got about 2 million cells (hate to be the one who had to count them) and we needed 4 million.

So Lisa was admitted for the night and will collect the rest tomorrow. She'll definitely be back in and admitted on Monday for chemo and bone marrow transplant, followed up by the vaccine trial.

As in the picture taken just before 7:00 AM, Lisa braved it all as we've become accustomed to with her infectious smile and charm.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep it Up Lisa
(&Mike,Linda,Maranda,Tom,&Chrissy)
Daily prayers are offered up each day for all of you. Stay strong!
Love Ya,
Samantha

Anonymous said...

Lisa,Maranda,Tom,Chrissy,Linda, and Mike you are our Valentine of the year!

Love,
Pam

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you. Stay strong and thanks for the pic!

Sarah

Anonymous said...

Well I wish you all a Happy Vanlentine's Day! You are all in our hearts.
With hope ad prayers,
The Crites Family

Anonymous said...

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY CUTIE!
Hope you get lots of suckers to make soup and you can share it with your babies!
Thinking of you guys and hoping you have a good day!
Lisa Grendysa

Amanda said...

Happy Valentines Day! Keep fighting!!!!!!! Amanda