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Update on my ex-husband

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by NiteStar, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    He had yet another bone marrow aspiration yesterday and the results will be back tomorrow.....then we will know if he is in remission. On Monday, they extracted the stem cells from his brother and next week he will be hospitalized to go through with the transplant. They will give him what they call the "blue flu" which essentially wipes out his entire immune system. Then they give him the bone marrow/stem cells intravenously. He will then be in the hospital in isolation for a month as without any immune system...he could virtually get any kind of sickness or disease.

    He will go through with the transplant whether he IS or is NOT in remission. If he is NOT in remission, his chances are less than 30% he will survive. If he is in remission, his chances are very good! But even if he is not in remission, a <30% chance is still better than his chances would be if he did not go through with the transplant.

    Please keep him in your prayers. He is a very kind and giving person and has helped so many in his lifetime. Now I just home that prayers can help him.
  2. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    ...until I met a man who had no feet."
    I will repeat myself: when I think of the things I complain about and then read something like this, I am DEEPLY ASHAMED. Be assured of continued prayers for your ex and thank you for keeping us updated. POSITIVE THOUGHTS to you all.
  3. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much Karry.
  4. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Thank you so much for the update, Nita. Prayers continue that your ex- will be in remission and have a successful transplant. May God watch over him.
  5. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    Thank you Mary Ann........we'll know sometime tomorrow afternoon and I will let you all know (probably will post Friday morning) what the test results were.
  6. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Having gone through this very recently with a close friend, I know how very difficult this is going to be for him. Being in isolation for a month is so hard, hopefully he'll have a cell phone and a lap top so he can still feel connected. Hope you can be on his short but important visiting list. Prayers he does well on his testing, and that this works for him. Hugs to you Nita, you are also in a difficult position.
  7. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Wishing your X the best and keeping prayers winging his way.
  8. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Prayers for your X and hope something will soon work.
  9. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Our thoughts are still with you

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