Wednesday, December 12, 2012

More (disappointing) Results

Alex's results came back as a negative.  There was only a 40% chance that one of the two would be a match, so the doctor had already ordered that they start looking on the registry just in case.  We are assured that Tom should have no problems given his ethnic background, so that is at least some form of relief.  At least out of the two results to come back this week, the one we really needed came back with great news (Tom being in remission).  There's no other big news to really report, Tom goes back in for some maintenance chemo on Monday.

Today Tom's mom, Helen, arrives from England. So we will be headed to San Francisco to pick her up this afternoon.  David arrives the day the world is supposed to end (the 21st) and hopefully Tom will be getting released that day as well :)

Tom would like to add that he's a bit disappointed about neither brother being a match, but that all things considered we're headed in the right direction.


  1. Tina wrote: Laura, I am not sure if you are familiar with St. Peregrine, but he is the Patron Saint of Cancer Patients. The prayer to him really helped me through my cancer and just recently my father's.

    Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of your eye. In the shadow of your wings protect us.
    St. Peregrine, we come to you confidently to implore your aid with God in our necessity. You were converted instantly from a worldly life by the good example of one holy person. You were cured instantaneously of cancer by God's grace and unceasing prayer.
    In your gracious kindness please ask the Lord to heal us also in body, mind, and soul. May we then also imitate you in doing His work with renewed vigor and strength. Amen.

    1. Thank you :) will definitely be utilized!