Tuesday, October 23, 2007

China Day 32: Stem Cell Treatment #1

Dan and Heather called tonight about 6:30 pm – they were just getting Dan ready to go into surgery for the first stem cell treatment! How exciting is that?!! It took less than an hour and he was back in the room, ready for his six hour nap – haha. He has to lay flat on his back – he can't get up to go to the bathroom, or eat or anything... I wish I was there to help – but I will be there for the next one! Heather is doing a great job – she is a good helper. They had Chinese pizza for lunch – and it had hot dogs in the crust. Heather didn't like it – to say the least.

Heather took some pictures of Dan laying on the stretcher before going into surgery, as well as him laying on the bed after his FIRST stem cell treatment. I will get them to upload them to me so I can share them with you tomorrow..

The hospital is now making plans for our final departure from China – they may need to change our plans as they need 4-5 days after the last stem cell treatment before they will let Dan leave. So – I may be giving you a new date for our return flight... they said they will type it up and send it to me, so I will keep you posted.

I love this quote that Christi included in her comment yesterday --
NOTHING is impossible!
'Impossible' is just a big WORD thrown around by small men and women who find it easier to live in the world they've been given rather than exploring the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact, it is an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration, IT'S A DARE. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.
Impossible is NOTHING.
I am going to print it out and hang it up on the wall in Dan's room when I go back! Thanks Christi! ...and Koo... the voice of experience... Dan is now living his 'longest six hours in China'! Thanks all for your support - it makes a huge difference to know you are all pulling for us!


Anonymous said...

Hi Dan and family!

Wow, 31 days already? We are so happy for you and excited to be able to share this experience with you! Thanks for all the effort in keeping the blog updated. We're praying for you!

We love you all! Emily, Chris, Payton & Cole

Anonymous said...

Dan & LaNae (and the best Nephews and Nieces ever!!!):

We are so happy to see the excitement you have for the possibilities in your futures! I have always been amazed at the amazing relationship you two have and the LOVE that you share.

Thank you for making sure this blog is updated so we all know how things are going as we pray for your family in Dan's treatments and the amazing miles you're logging on the planes.

Be safe! We love you! Forever and Always!

Dave, Marci, Zak, Kayt and Chey