My brother-in-law on the west coast developed leukemia of the spine. He needed “a bone marrow transplant” – an old name for a very different process – to have any chance of beating the cancer. Otherwise, he had about 2 years of misery before death.
His brothers weren’t matches – family members aren’t matches as often as you would think. The search expanded to the bone marrow donor’s list. On October 5, I asked folks to pray (in the manner of their spiritually) that a donor would be found.
A 10 point match donor was found. Ten point match is phenomenal; usually 7 to 8 is considered a good match. The transplant is tomorrow.
So, again I ask folks to pray (in the manner of their spirituality) that the operation is a success.
For the next 100 days, someone has to be with him 24/7 and be within minutes of the hospital. People will spell his wife off (once he gets out of the hospital hopefully 2 to 3 weeks after the operation if all goes well) so she can go home occasionally – which is 200 miles away.
Accommodations have been arranged, so that my brother-in-law and the care-givers will be “comfortable,” during the waiting period.
If all goes well, he can go home after the 100 days.
So, I need good thoughts after tomorrow. Thinking of him on occasion over the next 100 days would be great.
I appreciate your help with this.
As soon as I know, I’ll post how the initial operation went.