Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Great News

I (Hope) Went with my mother and father to City of Hope today to see how she was doing and to hear any information about the possible Donor. We heard good news all around. First news is that her cancers cells are not detectable which means she back in remission!!!!!!!! The second good news is that her platelets went up from 57 to 61. Which is great. This means most likely she will be able to go on her trip. However, this all needs to maintain for over a period of time. So the next couple of weeks we need to keep her in remission and it would help if you Platelets would go up more with out the cancer going back up. So if you all could have thoughts and prayers of cancer still down and platelets going up.

For more good news, City of Hope and my mom's wonderful doctor found 14 possible match's which they contacted to more testing and out of the 14; 4 went in for testing and one looks really good. They have more test to do, but the test they have done so far have been with good results. So a very possible donor now. Still have to wait more, but we will take the good news for now and be happy.

Found out a little more about the donor process for my mom's end: it is 6 to 7 weeks in the hospital and 6 months at home with bi-weekly visits and then 9 months to a year to maybe go back to work.
That is all for now

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Hurry UP and wait

City of Hope found a possible donor, the person lives in Europe. That is all we know about them. City of Hope has contacted them to go in for more testing. The person did and we are now waiting for the results. We will not know more for a while, it seem like a hurry up and wait kind of thing. But it is good news for now. On this end my mom's numbers need to go in the correct direction. Her plasma needs to go up and the cancer cells need to go down. She has the down part correct, we just need to work on the up part. We are all glad about the possible donor and are waiting to hear more. When I do I will let you know. (my mom has tried to post some blogs, but it has not worked out well for her yet.) That is all for now. Thank you all for caring.

Monday, June 8, 2009

pictures of the Drive

Family hanging around talking with everyone who came by.

Nice to see people and visit.

Finaly a good picture was taken of Pat

Bone Marrow Drive

Donor Drive finally happened. Thank you all for coming!


Saturday was the bone marrow donor drive. Thank you so much to all that came. We had a great turn out and enjoyed visiting with everyone who came. It was fun to see everyone. After is was all said and done we had 40 people sign up.

A big special Thanks to Rotary for their donation to the City of Hope. Perris Rotary is one of the best clubs in California. The donation will help lots of people find Hope.

Picture upper right is Our Rotary President giving the donation to Jesika who is from City of Hope.

Thank you all for your thoughts and love

- Pat-