Mom and I are visiting with Dad today. He's in good spirits, but being locked in a small room with really no view, you can imagine how close those 4 walls become. Mornings have been especially rough mentally. Dad's white blood cell count has dropped to .04, which is extremely low (as expected with as much chemo as he's been given). They have given him a blood transfusion to help raise his levels. The rest of his counts are low, but okay. We were able to meet with the stem cell transplant doctor who answered a lot of our questions. She will be working with Dad's doctor to see if he would be a good candidate for stem cell transplant rather than a bone marrow transplant. We are praying for the stem cell transplant as it will have a better chance of completely eradicating the cancer. However, that will come after all of the chemo treatments. We as a family can't even begin to thank you all for your prayers. I know that our request for prayer goes way beyond our fb friends and family. There hasn't been a day yet that we haven't ran into someone or received a call from someone we didn't even know knew about Dad. "Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I shall be also." #Godsgotthis
Please continue to pray for physical and mental strength, that the chemo will kill the bad cells and leave as many of the good cells as possible, and that when we near the end of chemo that Dad will be a good candidate for stem cell transplant.