T+107 - New Years Eve
What a year this has been! It has been one huge emotional roller coaster, and we are so thankful for the miracle of Jeremy's bone marrow transplant. It is truly amazing how such a small amount of blood (donated umbilical cord blood, which was about 100mls including all the preservation chemicals) was able to engraft and grow into bone marrow throughout the whole of Jeremy's body. We also have memories of a synthetic/metallic creamed corn smell from those chemicals. It is awesome because there were so many factors and issues where the doctors and nurses simply did not know what was happening, but God's mighty hand worked through them to help our little boy.
There is a long journey ahead, but we are sustained and encouraged so far. We were also saddened to hear of close friends who were also diagnosed with cancer, and full of joy that some are now in remission. We have been strengthened by the constant prayers of our friends and also of those who we do not know, yet who have been faithfully praying for Jeremy and our family. And we know that we need to live one day at a time, being thankful for our blessings, enjoying each moment with our children, trusting in our good God, and looking forward to a time where there will be no more sickness or sadness or pain.