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Old 09-04-2007, 12:46 AM   #841
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[BHi Everyone,

Today is Day 10! We're 1/10th of the way home! The doctor's and nurses assure us that the symptoms John is experiencing (mainly extreme fatigue, weakness and nausea) are normal and expected. It helps to know.

We had Chris, Tim and Kevin with us this past weekend. It was great to see them. Now we miss them more than ever. I think it will be good for John to have rotating caregivers. That way he gets some quality time with each of us.

Thanks for each of your thoughts, prayers, e-mails, cards and such. It really helps us to know we have people out there who care.

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I just received this today
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:33 AM   #842
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What good news, Marge! I pray every day that each day will be better and better for you all.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:34 PM   #843
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Thanks for the update, Marge, I've been wondering how you all have been holding up. It sounds like a good start, and I'm glad to hear that everyone's in good spirits!
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:47 PM   #844
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How wonderful to get such a hopeful message from Sandie! I'm so glad to hear all the symptoms John has been having are at least expected. We'll be counting down the days with ya'll.
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:50 AM   #845
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Todays letter


Hello,
Today is day 14. We were at Stanford from 9am until after 5pm today having routine blood tests etc. etc. etc. The really good news is that we saw Dr. Lowsky today. Dr. Lowsky is the doctor who accepted us into the program. He was elated at how well John is doing. Next week they will test the percentage of Tim's blood in John. John's platelets came up from 32,000 on Wed. to 114,000 today. That means someone's (John's or Tim's) cells are working. John's legs are stronger than they were last month when we saw Dr. Lowsky (another fact that made the doctor very happy). Believe it or not, according to Dr. Lowsky, even the fact that John has a mild case of graft vs. host disease is a positive. That is another sign that the new cells are active. Those same cells are the ones that will kill the leukemic cells. So, as of today, it's all good. We even have another weekend off.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:38 AM   #846
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Hooray, Marge! What wonderful news. Buck and I are jumpin' for joy for all of you. Send our best to John and enjoy your weekend.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:50 AM   #847
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Wonderful news, Marge! Thanks for the update. Continued prayers for all of you!
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:44 PM   #848
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Fantastic! Hugs to all of you!
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What great news, Marge!
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:12 AM   #850
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WOW! That's really terrific news! We're so happy for you all.
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