Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Finally, it's time for John's transplant

The time for John's transplant has finally arrived.  We got the call Monday that we should be at the Transplant Center on Thursday (Jan. 19) or Friday (Jan. 20).  So we will be driving down on Wednesday or Thursday (one day early) to settle in at Hope House where I will be staying while John is in the hospital.  Tomorrow we will get the call telling us which day we should come down.

The first day that John enters the hospital, he will have a chest port put in.  A chest port is a tube that goes into a vein in your chest.  From the chest port, he will receive fluids, any blood transfusions if he needs them, and the transplant will be given through the chest port.  Also, any blood that needs to be drawn will be done through the chest port.  The purpose of this is so that John will not have to be repeatedly stuck again and again, he will just have the line inserted and kept in, probably for several months. 

The day after he has the chest port put in, he will have chemo.  He will probably have chemo four days in a row.  Then the next day he will have the transplant.  Bone marrow cells from the donor's body will be put into his body through the chest port.  They told him that somehow the cells know where to go! 

He will then be moved to the Transplant floor where he will begin his recovery. 

After he is released from the hospital, he will stay with me at Hope House.  He will report to the hospital daily, and eventually every other day, for four to five weeks. 

It is a wonderful hospital, and I have complete faith in the medical staff there.  I know this is going to be a hard road for John, but I believe he is going to make it.  Please keep him in your prayers.

This is the last entry I am going to write in this journal for a little while, because I am keeping my other journal up to date, my private one - John's Journey With MDS.  If you are not already a reader of that journal, but would like to be, put a comment in the comments section , and I will add you. 

Take care you all, Krissy :)    

40 comments:

  1. I am so excited and nervous all at the same time...
    Always thinking of you!!
    Linda :)

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  2. Hi Krissy. I will keep John and you in my prayers. Let's hope for the best. I am glad you got a room at the Hope House. That is a weight of your mind about a place to stay while he's being treated. Add me to your other Journal. I have been awol for awhile trying to take care of CT every evening when I get home since his surgery, that by the time I get a chance to get on here, I fall asleep! lol My prayers and best wishes, take care, ~Valarie~

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  3. Krissy, My prayers are with you both. May God bless John with a successful transpant. I have the link to the other journal which I will be keeping up on.
    Best of everything to you two.
    Ellen

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  4. jlocorriere051/18/2006 6:05 AM

    I'm praying for you both that this will be a success. I'll keep in touch through your other journal. Make sure you get enough rest while this is going on, John will need you to be fighting fit to look after him when he comes home! Jeannette.

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  5. I will keep checking your other journal for updates,  when my son was in the hospital for his cancer surgery I took my rosary and prayer book along.  It did help to pass the time and of course the prayers always help.  'On Ya' - ma

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  6. chemelia26721/18/2006 8:18 AM

    I'm so happy for the both of you. I know both of you have been waiting for this for a long time.

    I'll be thinking of both of you during this time and I'll keep you both in my prayers.

    Kat

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  7. chemelia26721/18/2006 8:19 AM

    P.S. Please could  you add me to your private journal.

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  8. (((Krissy and John)))) The Lord be with you! You know He is; you know He won't let you down.

    praying for you!!

    betty

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  9. God bless friend. You both are in my prayers.

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  10. i think you added me, but i can't remember the address for the private one...can you send it to me?  thanks...and i will definitely keep you and john in my thoughts and prayers.  like i've told you before, you are one strong person.  hang in there...

    Annie =)

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  11. praying!!!!!  I would like to be added to your other journal, if that is ok?
    Becky

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  12. missheathyrmarie1/18/2006 11:40 AM

    I will be keeping John in my thoughts and prayers Krissy.  I will look forward to the updates you'll have in the other journal.  Stay strong and remember that God is always with you..
    Hugs,
    Heather

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  13. Hi, Krissy!  I was wondering what was up with the transplant.  I do not have the link to the other journal; I have been relying on alerts for a long time, and I am not getting any, anymore.  Do you mind sending it to me, again?  Hope the trip is good, and things go well...JAE

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  14. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself pet. Lots of good wishes and hugs.
    Sylvia xxxxx

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  15. Hi Krissy!

    You are in my prayers.  Keep up your strength!

    Darlene


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  16. Wow...the time is finally here.   Keep that faith...all will be well.  Please add me to your private journal, Krissy...and you take good care, my friend!
    Nancy

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  17. please add me to your private journal list....i've added you and John to my prayer list....i know you're facing a tough road.....God Bless you and keep you strong !

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  18. jules196420011/18/2006 4:52 PM

    I will pray that things go well for John and for you too. Please could you send me the link to the other journal, I lost it whhen I lost all the stuff of my computer. I will be thinking about you all the time :)................Jules xxxhttp://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

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  19. princesssaurora1/18/2006 7:01 PM

    I am so happy that everyone is healthy and it is a go!  YAY!

    Be well,
    Dawn

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  20. Both of you are in my thoughts! Hope all goes well.... Be sure and keep us updated!!!

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  21. Prayers that John will have a successful transplant.    Please send me a URL to the private journal and add me to your list.     mark

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  22. hope all goes well i will be praying also please can i have the
    John's Journey With MDS link please

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  23. May God be with you both. I would like the link to your other journal.

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  24. May God Bless and watch over you both at this time!! I would love to be added to your other journal!!~Faye

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  25. I am praying for you both.  I would like to be a reader of John's Journey With MDS.     Thanks,      Dawn

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  26. I am praying for you both.  I would like to be a reader of John's Journey With MDS.     Thanks,      Dawn

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  27. Praying that all goes well. Take care Krissy. I will read your private journal for further updates.     ~Deborah

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  28. I would like to be part of your private journal.
    John is in my prayers. I think with all of us praying, well I no God will hear us. He will look up this John guy and say, will I guess if all of them want this guy around then around he will be. Stay strong for John and no I'm praying for you too.
    God is with you John.
    ((((((((((((((((((((hugs and prayers))))))))))))))))))))
    eileen

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  29. ladyhasflava1/26/2006 10:52 PM

    KRISSY My prayers are with you and JOHN.

    FLAVA

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  30. Good Luck. God Bless you both.

    Carolyn
    http://journals.aol.com/shelt28/MyLife

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  31. Hope the transplant went well. Praying for you and john. Hugs and kisses.

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  32. Krissy
    I'm praying for you. I know there's little I can do but send my love and support to you guys.

    God Bless
    Christy

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  33. Would like to read of John's progress, and be included in John's Journey with MDS.
    I have read about you and John,  just before you started married life together, and also Val's journal. I was reading for a while but not commenting. I have only been a 'Member' myself since mid November.
    Best Wishes to you both...
    AileenX
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/haileen2003/AsTimeGoesBy

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  34. Hope it all went well, it's a long hard road. I have seen many people go your route. Keep spirits high! Could you put me on the list for the other journal, logging John's progress? Many thanks

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/pharmolo/NorthernTrip

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  35. Hi there, I was just blog-hopping and found your journal. I hope and pray that your husband came through it all just fine. Blessings to you both! :-)

    ~ Susan

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  36. hope you have a good birthday!

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  37. Krissy, I got your link from Betty. I just wanted to send my thoughts and prayers for you and your husband. Also wanted to wish you a happy birthday today!
    Martha ~

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  38. guesswhoifucan3/18/2006 2:44 AM

    well im glad that things might be goin good for everyone im new on here so get back to my journal my name is guesswhoifucan

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  39. myheartsaysso24/09/2006 3:18 PM

    Hey send me the link to the private J? Thanks sweetie!

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  40. tendernoggle8/16/2006 10:19 PM

    Hi,

    I came over from Mosie's journal and I have been  trying to go backwards and read up on your husband and you..when you have the time , will you please add me to your private journal?
    Thans,
    Carlene

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