So… It’s kind of complicated..

Well it’s been a while since I blogged. There really hasn’t been that much going on.

Ian is now 14 days post transplant. Every morning he gets blood drawn at about 4 am and every morning he texts me that his white blood cell count is zero. Every morning I get the news and prepare for a day of waiting. He continues to periodically require blood and platelet transfusions. It is turning into Groundhog Day over here…

Yesterday we got a brief break because Ian’s white blood cell count was 0.1. The doctors said it might go down though. They questioned if it was real.

Well Ian’s counts are back to zero again and we are a little discouraged. We are tired. Ian misses Tyler very very much. The doctors have started doing additional tests to see if there is anything else they can be doing to speed along the process. Ian will begin double doses of a bone marrow stimulating medication today and they will be testing his blood for possible infections that can cause low white blood cells.

Overall we are doing well but anxious to get home. Please pray for Ian. Pray that his white blood cells come in and he is able to go home soon. Pray that the doctors are able to identify if there is anything they can do to speed the process along.

Thank you all so much for your support during this time. I will write with more updates soon. Please text me if you are interested in visiting and I will let you know if it is ok. 6027621300

10 thoughts on “So… It’s kind of complicated..

  1. Hoo Boy! That’s a lot of waiting. I can’t think of anything pithy to say. I know it’s just a matter of time before he gets out of there.

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  2. “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up…, the dawn will come. You wait and watch…: you don’t give up.”- Anne Lamott
    Thank you for sharing your pain & presence of hope. We are praying for a plethora of white blood cells & your family’s speedy to return home. We are waiting with you. You are not alone. You are loved.

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  3. Hi Ian! This is Veda from Guyana- your Mom’s student from BGU. I hope with you dear Bro. I so love that you are an advocate for the least, the lost and the last.
    And so Lord, raise Ian up, cause the white blood cells to multiply! Thank you Lord. Amen.

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  4. Just tell Ian hello from Theresa Pinkerton, please. Helen Ryan has been keeping many informed. Just now prayed again for this correcting of the white blood cell level. May God uphold you all in a way that is way beyond the natural.

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  5. Oh. We have been praying for you!
    Be encouraged by the words of David in Psalm 27:13-14, “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living.
    Wait for the Lord; be stong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.”
    Praying for strength and courage for you and your family.
    Love, Pat and Sara Murray

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  6. Waiting is overrated. We sure love you guys. Adrian scratched Ian’s name into the wax of the eood wick candle so that as it was crackling his name eould go up to God. Hannah did an activity at a youth group for them to pray for you. Manuel (the cynic in general) asks every day if you habe white blood cells. They did cells last semester, and he considers himself a bit of an expert.

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