I want to let you all know a little about the process for a bone marrow transplant. What we know is, first of all, my dad will have his bone marrow tested in one week to see if there are any cancer cells (I mentioned this before). After that, he will possibly have to have another 7 day round of chemo (prayerfully not) and then he will have his bone marrow tested again a couple weeks after that. If there are still no cancer cells, Kaiser Hospital will then run a series of tests (heart test, etc) to see if he is eligible (healthy enough) to go through the bone marrow transplant procedure. If he is (and the doctor thinks he will be) he will receive a packet with info from the hospital on the mainland that he will go to (most likely City of Hope in CA which has a wonderful reputation-I personlly know someone who was there). Then, the screening process begins-and my dad's siblings will be tested first because that have the greatest chance of being a match (even greater than I or my brother do) We found out today that Kaiser only pays a portion of the fees...so we will have to come up with $50,000.
We could really use your prayers and support in the entire process!!! thank you :)
Both of my uncles, Buddy and Billy, are over there with Kit right now and I am soo thankful for that! Uncle Billy has been keeping my dad laughing and his spirits up through this tough time, and Buddy has been playing him worship music :-) I know he loves having them there.