Thursday, November 10, 2005

Some good news

We got some good news on Randy's part today. They went to see the doc this morning and went over all the results and comparisons with the siblings and his blood/tissue type. Apparently, there are 6 possible points to match, everyone was 4 out of 6 except one sister. That's not close enough. The one sister was 5 out of 6, which is in some cases, tgood enough, but the one that didn't match would have affected Randy's immune system, so they couldn't use her. Fortunately, Randy's health seems to be improving as he recovers from the complications and the fungal infection, so he's getting stronger, putting a little bit of weight back on and trying to rejoin the world. She says he even drove the other day for the first time in months. So he's improving. He's still getting chemo treatments, but because he's getting a little stronger, his body is reacting better to those treatments.

In other words, the doctors are being more optomistic. They're also feeling less rushed, the race against the clock is slowing a little bit, so he has a little more time to find a match in the registry.

I'll take my good news where I can get it, and I really feel like some of this good news is a direct result of the power of positive thinking and good thoughts that you guys have all been sending him. He still needs the transplant, he's still sick, but it isn't as bad as it was just 2 weeks ago, so thank you all for all you've done for him, and for the whole family.


  1. This is wonderful news. At least it is a step in the right direction.

    Now if we could get some of that for you as well.

  2. I'm catching up on some news as I was away for a while. I'm happy to hear about the improvement, and you're right about taking the good news where you can get it.
    I'm in the registry, but maybe you can try and encourage people to do the same?