Back in June I wrote a post about this little girl. I asked that you seriously consider Being The Match for her upcoming bone marrow transplant by registering with the National Marrow Donor Program. Many of you did just that. You went online, filled out the questionnaire, received your test kit and diligently swabbed the inside of your cheeks in the hope that one day, you could Be The Match. How awesome are you? So awesome.
As a former Bone Marrow Transplant nurse, I couldn't be more proud of my Loyals. Everything that Kate and her family are going through and everything they have ahead of them hits so close to home for me and to see so many of you reach out to help makes this Nurse-Mama's heart so happy.
For those of you who have been following along on Kate's journey, you know that she tolerated her chemotherapy like a rockstar. She celebrated her "second birth day" with her stem cell reinfusion and continues to blow the medical staff away with her bright and shiny spirit.
Right now, Kate is waiting. She's waiting for her body to take a hold of the new cells and "engraft." She's waiting for them to get down and dirty inside her marrow and begin creating her brand new blood cells. White blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Right now, while Kate's body works on growing her new white blood cells, she's very suscpetible to infection. Those white blood cells are an integral part of the process of bone marrow transplantation.
Carter has a very special wish for Kate today. And every day. Sweet baby Kate, we can't wait to watch as that "ANC" creeps higher and higher. Our love and prayers conitnue to be with you!
If you'd like to continue to follow along on Kate and her family's journey, you can do so by clicking the blog button below! Thanks so much to all of my readers who have been reading, praying, hoping and supporting Kate and her family!