Friends, we need your prayers.
Bo is scheduled to have his final bone marrow biopsy this coming Thursday, the 16th at 11am PST. We are anxious for the results of this test as Bo has had some lower than normal counts lately.
Today at his clinic appointment his doctor decided to take some blood to do another type of test looking at the donor’s blood vs. the original blood in his body. The last time they did this test was on October 18th and it came back 100% donor (the results of the test actually say “No Host Detected”) which is exactly what we want to see.
Because of Bo’s lower than normal counts, the concern is relapse. Such a hard and scary word to type. By doing the above test and doing a bone marrow biopsy, they will be able to determine the likely cause of his lower counts. Is it just his marrow being a little sluggish and we just need to be patient or did some of the old leukemic cells survive and are coming back?
If I’m honest, these last few days have been a BATTLE. When I look at Bo, he looks like he’s perfectly healthy and thriving. PTSD is very real after the year we’ve had and I am feeling the effects. It’s scary how easy it is the spiral into deep anxiety at the sign of anything atypical.
We can’t mentally go too far down the relapse road because first, it’s not reality, and second, it’s too overwhelming. We are still in the early stages of recovering from this past year. Still very much running on empty and in survival mode. Coming out of such a long and tumultuous stay and hitting the ground running with normal life has been taxing. Nothing slows down and we are trying our best to keep up.
Will you pray with us and for us?
- For Bo’s blood test and bone marrow biopsy to both be clear and still 100% donor
- For his marrow to produce only healthy cells and for his counts to increase
- For Lance and I as we navigate this next week—for peace to abound, for us to be protected from anxiety and worry, for us to be united, and for us to continue to press forward despite the mental and physical exhaustion
- For Naomi to recover from her cough and sinus congestion
We believe that God has a plan for Boaz’ life. We believe that God has healed him and can sustain that healing. And we know that He is trustworthy and good no matter what. There are lots of unknowns and it’s really hard to linger in this space, but we are trusting and we humbly ask that you carry us on your faith while we wait as see what God will do ❤️