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taken 8/4/07

Courtney and her kids

Courtney and her kids
taken 8/4/07

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Day 34 - The BMT Visit

Courtney had a lot of ups and downs today – literally and figuratively. She started off with her best night’s rest in a long time (thank you, Barb), but woke up in the wee hours of the morning with more stomach aches. The pain and discomfort continued throughout the day until we left for the appointment at the Bone Marrow Transplant Center.

The BMT Center was very nice. Everyone, from the receptionist, to the Physicians Assistant, to the Doctor were very accommodating and extremely likeable. We received more information regarding Courtney’s condition and treatment in less than an hour than we have since she was first diagnosed. They laid out the plan for more chemotherapy and ultimately the bone marrow transplant. It was a lot of good information to digest, bringing with it some big decisions to make.

By the end of the visit, Courtney was feeling much better. We had a nice dinner, courtesy of Courtney’s mom, who actually flew in for the day to attend the appointment and help us to gather information and ask the right questions. Courtney was feeling so well when we got home that she was actually able to walk up and down the stairs in our house for the first time since returning home. This was great as she was able to tuck the kids into bed for the first time in over a month. It’s funny how the seemingly small things become cherished moments when you’re not able to do them for such a long time.


Bryner Family said...

I'm glad you guys were treated well and got some good info. I'm SO glad you're getting to enjoy the simple things with your family this week. We are still praying for you every day and I can't wait til we can sit and chat again. :)

Emily R said...

SO awesome that you were able to tuck your kids in bed! what a great thing! isnt it funny how those little things matter so much! i am sure your children were on cloud nine to have you there! glad you are feeling better!

Amie said...

Glad to hear that you had a good nights rest. Being at home with your family must be wonderful. Hope you continue to get stronger!! Have a great weekend.

Always in my prayers,
Amie Howard

Amy said...

I am so glad you had a good experience at your appointment and that your sleep is improving. The kiddos must have really loved having you tuck them in last night. What a special moment! My heart is smiling for you and all the good news that you have had in the past few days. I pray your days continue to be better and that you are comforted through your journey.

robinandamelia said...

It is wonderful news that Courtney has a pefect match in her sister. How terrific. All the best.

maureen.brusca said...

Courtney & Todd,
I can't imagine the celebration you must have had when you got the call that you have a PERFECT MATCH in Tracy! God is truly working his miracles. Know that you continue to be in our prayers and that we wish for you endless nights of tucking your babies into bed at the end of fun and action packed days. That is the best medicine of ALL!!

Much Love and Many Prayers,

crys said...

wow- so lucky to already have a donor. hope you continue to improve.

Kristy said...

So glad you had a good experience at the BMT center, and the news that Tracy is a match is awesome. You're in our prayers constantly!

Susette said...

I wish you maximal strength this coming week, and minimal side effects. I hope your stay at UT southwestern is quick and positive. Even with all that you have been through, you still have that glowing smile that lifts others around you.


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