Randy came down to Columbus last evening to hang out with Jennifer and I. Tomorrow he will head back home but Jen and I will soon follow as Jen’s chemo cycles will be done Monday afternoon.
Jen’s numbers dropped a little today but her hemoglobin and platelets are still in normal range and white count, just under normal. Jen is very active while her numbers are still high. She has been challenging her brother to see who can walk the most steps. And just when she thinks she has him beat, he send her a message saying he is beating her by a few steps. So off she goes to walk another round.
When Jen is at home, she will have her counts checked frequently in Lima and can also receive transfusions if needed in Lima. However if she would spike any fevers, she will need to come back to Columbus. Hopefully that can be avoided.
We are hoping transplant is less then 8 weeks out, but that will depend on biopsies, lung, heart, and living function testing, and of course the donor’s schedule. Once we get to transplant, it will be several weeks of living in Columbus. But if all goes to plan, and we hope it does, maybe we will be back home by summer.
Also, please keep Angela Gamble in your prayers. She had a long surgery yesterday to remove the cancer in her breast. Jen and I went up to see her this afternoon. Hopefully she too can be going home in the next few days. On Sunday January 29th, we are having a paint and sip to benefit both Jen and Angela. We have a few seats left if you are interested.