Saturday, October 1, 2011
Update to Be The Match
For those of you that have been following my blog and this story I wanted to give you an update. On Thursday Bear received the call that he is definitely the match for a 23 year old woman with leukemia. This has all come about because my friend T posted on her Facebook page many months ago that she signed up for Be The Match. T, because of you, this woman is getting another chance at life.
On Monday Bear goes to have blood work done and see a Doctor and have more tests done. Then on the 28th October he will start a series of injections, Filgrastim, to increase his stem cells. On 1 November they will remove the stem cell via taking blood, removing stem cells then putting the blood back into his body. It is called peripheral blood stem cell donation and if I had any medical know how, I would probably put it in better terms.
Bear will be losing two days of school and the side effects are muscle aches and headaches, but as he said, probably nothing compared to what this woman is going through.
And this is why my husband is one of the best decisions I made in my adult life.