Thursday, April 5, 2007

Looks like a Monday

So we got a little more information about when we will be heading to Maryland. The actual procedure will take place on either the 20th or the 27th. They are just basically waiting for the results in Maryland from her bone marrow biopsy. We now know that there is nothing wrong as anticipated, they just want to get the results in their hands first and don't want us sitting around there waiting. Which we do appreciate. Because of the holiday the results won't even be sent out until Tuesday. Friggin Easter.
Any who, it's looking like we will be leaving for Maryland on Monday, April 16. If something should happen, say life flight isn't available or something like that, then we will be leaving on Monday, April 23. Maryland doesn't see the sense in us coming just before the weekend because again we'd just be waiting around, so they'd like for us to come on a Monday.
We know that a lot of people are hoping ad praying for us right now and we really appreciate it. We need all the hope and prayers we can get. Everyone has been so great and really supportive, and trust me when I say we need a lot of support. Thanks.
Katlyn's story was in the Times & Transcript in Moncton, N.B. yesterday and will be in the Bugle & Observer in Woodstock, N.B. tomorrow. We are getting some media exposure so that should hep us a lot, I hope. Her story made the wire so that basically means any media can pick it up and deliver it to the public. Her story was even in the The Daily News in Halifax, N.S. It's pretty exciting. Our little girl is going to partake in such a new and promising procedure. Very few children around the world get to go. We are so lucky. I was really hoping she wouldn't have to go to Montreal for a bone marrow transplant. I prayed day after day and cried so many tears. It's just too invasive. I didn't want her to have to go through that. And look, our prayers have been answered.
All of our stuff has been packed and sent home. Even the car is home already. Now we just wait for the call to go. We were very fortunate that Haley, Katlyn's sister, came to visit recently. Also, John's mom, dad, and both Grammies and even his uncle Emery from Vancouver came to visit. And then my sweet mom. The funny thing is all these people were already planning on coming before we knew we were going. It was very nice to be able to spend some time with our family before we have to go. I found it very refreshing. Now I'm ready, Maryland here we come.