Monday, January 29, 2018

Stem Cell Collection is a GO!

Caroline's counts were up today, and she is scheduled to move forward with the stem cell collection process tomorrow.  Thank you for all of the prayers for high counts!  Her red blood cell counts were actually high enough that she didn't need the additional blood transfusion today during clinic...she just needed platelets.

Vanderbilt has amazing "Child Life Specialists" that were able to help prepare Caroline for the procedure tomorrow (pics below).  She was able to get an overview of the process, why it's so important for her treatment, and what everything will look like.  Caroline does really well knowing what to expect, so we're extra thankful that this team is able to help her better understand everything.

PVC (peripheral venous catheter) surgery is scheduled for 9am tomorrow, followed by recovery, hospital room admission, and then apheresis.  We are expecting to have to spend the night, but won't know until tomorrow.





Thanks for the continued prayers, gift cards, meals, donations, love and support!

The Lantz Family
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#ftgf

2 comments:

  1. This is such good news. Praises to our Heavenly Father. Prayers for you all and the Doctors

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  2. Praying and won’t stop! Love you guys!

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