Faith's surgery went well. Her vitals stayed stable the whole time and they are all happy with how it went. She said coming out of anesthesia was just like waking up in the morning only she couldn't lift her head at first. Jon went down to be with her and I stayed with Grace. Grace threw up her breakfast with the medicine again this morning, and I asked the doctors at rounds if we could skip it in the interest of her getting nutrition. They said yes! They anticipate that in a few days, she will not feel much like eating and then they'll put in an NG tube and then the
meds can be given that way. But for now, she's still eating well, and that's worth skipping the yucky medicine. (There are two others she is getting IV that are for helping the same issue.)

Faith came up to Grace's room for an hour or so, and now she is back down to hers to rest. So many emotions upon seeing my brave donor girl. Happy
to see her, proud of her sacrifice, relief that she is well, so, so thankful. We have a couple more hours to wait as the lab processes her cells. (One thing they need to do is related to the fact that the girls have different blood types. I learned that today. I knew they had different types - I just learned that they can do something about it in the cell processing.)

Grace gets preparation medicine and they will put all the vitals leads on her and monitor her very closely as she's getting the cells.

Now is resting time. Stay tuned!

Posted by Heather Daley on February 8, 2024, 2:24 pm | Read 33 times
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Glad things went well with Faith. Interesting that they have different blood types given they were such a close match for the bone marrow.

Hope all goes well with Grace's part of the procedure.

Posted by Dstb on February 8, 2024, 3:27 pm

Our bible study prayed for you all last, and we will continue to do so! Blessings to you alldO

Posted by Wanda Robie on February 8, 2024, 3:48 pm

Praising God that Faith's procedure went well, we will keep praying. Love you

Posted by Sara Krapohl on February 8, 2024, 4:52 pm

So glad to hear! Praying for both of these beautiful girls. My blood for yours. d

Posted by Heidi Johnson on February 8, 2024, 5:38 pm
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