10/04/05 08:32:00 - Update

So, of course, nothing goes quite as planned or quite on schedule.
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07/22/05 16:07:00 - Donor Contacted

Well, the donor has been contacted and he/she has decided on the date of August 24 to go to a hospital and have the bone marrow harvested. So Aren will be admitted to the hospital some time around the 14th of August and the actual transplant will take place on the 25th. Wow. This actually works out really well for us because we planned on being in DC on the 6th and admitted on the 7th, but we're having problems getting all of Aren's lab work done prior to the transplant, so we'll be doing some here in Arizona and some in DC. Good times. Love you all.

07/18/05 07:07:00 - Types of packages accepted..

Well, this past week has been full of new findings. The donor for Aren's bone marrow has been contacted and given a choice of three dates to harvest the marrow - August 17, 18, or the 24. Aren needs to be admitted to the hospital ten days prior to the actual transplant for chemo and radiation treatments so doing the math means Aren will be admitted on the seventh of August...a little earlier than we expected, but a good thing none the less.

I spoke with the transplant coordinator in DC and she told me about packages and such for Aren if anyone is interested. Aren MAY NOT receive balloons, any kinds of flowers/plants, or stuffed animals due to the infection risk so please don't send any. He will be able to receive books, video games, crayons, action figures, or things of that sort, but they request that you leave the original wrappings on all items to help reduce the possibility of infection.

I think that about sums it up for now. I will post more information as it becomes available.

Other Items

Types of packages accepted.. - Posted 07/18/05 by Rick
Aren's News - Posted 04/10/05 by Rick


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