Friday, September 16, 2011

Carter's Wish For Sweet Baby Kate.

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!
 
We're Finally Three

11 comments :

  1. Sooo sweet!! I've been following their blog ever since your post in June- sending prayers!

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  2. We've been following sweet Kate's story as well. We pray every night for her!

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  3. Kitty and I read every post of Kate's progress...my mama-heart just wilts every time. Praying for a mind-blowing ANC :)

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  4. So glad you are posting about this and helping her find a match. That is REALLY awesome of you! That is one of the most awesome things about the blog community!

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  5. This is so sweet. I hadn't heard her story before. I'll be praying. Thank you for sharing this with us. And I LOVE C's sign. :)

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  6. What a sad story. :(

    Sending prayers!

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  7. So sweet. Carter is so cute holding that sign. Happy Friday!

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  8. I'm new to your page and haven't been following Baby Kate. I will be sure to check out her link. I hope Baby Kate will be ok. I hate to hear about sweet innocent babies and children being sick. My BFF's 2 year old just won her battle with cancer. I LOVE when that happens!!!

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  9. My sil's nephew had a transplant probably 180 days ago. I pray kate's goes as well as his!

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  10. Kate loves her sign! And she loves the cute boy holding it too! Thanks for all of your support AP!

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  11. ok this is like the sweetest thing ever. I too have been keeping with Kate's story and could not imagine going thru that but hope that she gets better real soon!!

    and your little guy is adorable holding that sign :)

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