Friday, July 6, 2012

July 6th

New Birthday Celebration - 1 year ago
Today marks the One Year Anniversary of Mireya's bone marrow transplant.  Her 'new' birthday medically speaking.  Celebrating this day is bittersweet as we are preparing to repeat the transplant process in a few weeks.  Despite it all, we are reminded of how great God is in allowing us to see 'this' day.  Whether it's as we planned or not, we have hope and have surpassed yet another rung on the ladder of overcoming this illness.

Our expected timeline for the transplant has been delayed a little as we await insurance approvals and the scheduling of procedures for Jalen and Mireya. Mireya's count are holding pretty well.  Her platelets are borderline for a transfusion and her hemoglobin is actually lower than expected, even though she received a transfusion last week.  For now we'll monitor her closely and hopefully be able to hold off until our appointment next week for transfusions.

Please say a special prayer for Mireya, she has become a bit resistant about going to clinic.   It took a lot to get her full cooperation this morning and she decided to let everyone near the corner of 11th and Marshall know all about her waning desire to be an active participant in the process.  I stood amongst the gasps and stares wanting to shed my own tears...instead I scooped her up, hugged her tight and let her howl at the sun, all while trying to beat the countdown to the "Do Not Walk' sign.  It's tough, but when the going get's tough, the tough get on their knees, pray and keep it moving.  We don't have time to dwell in sorrow.  It doesn't feel good, especially when there is nothing you can do as a parent to change the situation.  We continue to hold on with faith.  Regardless of what we see, and how it feels, God is working it out.  He blessed us with a son that is a perfect match for his sister and although timing and medicine have seemingly fallen through, God is with us every step of the way and we are working our way to victory.

Psalms 91:1-2  Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust."


  1. Hug, sip of wine,and a pedicure. Hang in there and we are continually praying for you guys.