Friday, September 09, 2011

Transplant Day for Bryce

Please pray for my friend Tonya's son, 14 year old Bryce. It is his big day today. Here are a few words from his care page update last night. . .

"Get this, tomorrow is the big day!! Today our donor may be sporting a very slight ache in his hips while enjoying a relaxing jaunt on the couch with some Tylenol in his belly and a feeling of joy at being able to put himself out for a precious child whom just happens to match him with a rare 10/10 match!!! Thanks for praying for him everyone. I can't wait to see how prayers will have been answered if and when we get to meet in a year.
That reminds me, there is a boy up here who just had his transplant on Weds. I haven't met him yet, but I have met his parents and his sweet little 9 week old brother that mom has here with her. Guess who the donor was? A new born baby!! Yes, some parents donate their infants umbilical cord blood and over and over it is used, especially for kids with cancer or other special cases to save lives like this boy!! Even Bryce had a umb. match at one time. Please consider this if you are having a baby!
Ok, now tomorrow he will have, in addition to the other meds, a one time dose of Tylenol, Benedryl (normal for blood products) and a special extra drug because transplant cells are highly more likely to cause a reaction than just red cells or platelets.
Eeek! That's a lot of meds!!!
I know many of you will be praying each hour tomorrow. Although the transplant itself is pretty anticlimactic, we think those prayers will help super power those cells and make everything go smoothly inside where we can't see among other great things! The nurses say that Bryce is doing well for where he is at, so we are pleased as punch and praising God for it all!!
See you tomorrow, I will take pics and let you know how it goes.
Tons and tons of love and grattitude from all of us Campbells here.
OOooopsss. ALmost forgot.
WBC 1.7
HGB 9.3
Mark 11:24
24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. "

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