Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Scribbles from my Journal

Qavah is doing very well.  Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow!  She is at this moment singing at the top of her lungs with the music therapist.  Her transplant is complete and there is a feeling of relief around here; and there is joy.  We are all in awe of how well Qavah's body accepted the new cells.  

Ten minutes before the transplant team came into Qavah's room with the cord blood, I scribbled these words in my journal. "My thoughts are racing.  So many months and years in process all comes down to this.  The donated cells are being thawed at this moment.  The room is ready with all life-saving equipment should Qavah's body go into shock.  I am anxious, excited, giddy. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." 2 Corinthians 5:17

We thank God for all of you; all who have cheered Qavah on in this quest.  The bone marrow has been "planted" into Qavah's bloodstream as seed is sown into fertile soil.  Now we wait for the cells to mature and take over.  We should see those results in 21 days, and Lord willing, platelets begin to show up in her blood in thirty days.  So many answered prayers all wrapped around today! What a gift; the gift of life.

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