Friday, April 3, 2009

The transplant is happening!!

The cells are finally being infused!! It's pretty anti-climatic as we expected. Hopefully we won't have any excitement during the 3-4 hours this may take. They gave CarGuy some pre-meds that will make him sleepy so I'm expecting he will sleep through the process. The cells are in an IV bag that looks like the bag from a blood transfusion. The doctor brought them in a beer cooler which was hilarious.

The hubby's blood type will change (eventually) from A+ to O+ since his donor is O+. Now he and I will have the same blood type!! He really will be perfect now!! ;-) Again...there will be no living with him! I did ask the doctor if this was the cleaning and cooking DNA that I ordered and he said it was. I'm going to hold him to that -- I hope he knows that!!

On a serious note...this has been a long road and we feel so blessed that we have had so many people praying for us and caring for us through these past 8 months. We are especially grateful to our donor and we sincerely hope we will have a chance to meet him when the 2 year waiting period is over. He has given us a gift that none will ever exceed. His generosity to do this for a stranger is overwhelming us!!

7 comments:

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I'm so happy that he finally got the transplant!

Thanks for sharing this with us!

Who has time to scrapbook?!? said...

Thinking of you and praying!!!!!! Grow cells, grow!

JAN'S PLACE said...

I wandered in from the Global button thingy..my prayers are for your Guy.. by the way if that "cooking and cleaning DNA" takes, tell me where I can send my other half to get some of that stuff!

Jan

Julie said...

praise God!!!

JAN'S PLACE said...

How is he doing.. still in my prayers!

Jan

Aubrey said...

Amazing! Amen!

I hope all went well! How is he doing now?

Amy B said...

I am off to read your CB page. Thank you so much for posting on my blog. It means a lot to me. I hope your family has a blessed Easter.
I am excited to read about the journey you have gone though and looking forward to a wonderful healthy ending.