3rd Transplant underway

On Monday Dec, 10th we took Stephen up to LDS hospital for some bloodwork.  Then we took Josh over to Primary Children’s Hospital for his blood work and to to sign consent forms.  They showed him everywhere he would be and what they would be doing.  He thinks it’s pretty cool because every room at that hospital has an xbox!   Josh did really well.  Some of the information made him more nervous but it also made him feel better because he could picture what it will be like.  I’ll post a few pictures below.  Stephen entered the hosptial yesterday to begin the transplant process. (apparently I fell asleep and published this post here before I finished typing!  Sorry now I will finish it…)

Tuesday the Stephen had a new central line placed.  Wednesday he was given a test dose of one of the chemo drugs. Then they took his blood every 15 minutes for the first hour and every hour after that for 4 hours.  From these blood samples they can tell how quickly his body metabolized the drug.  This helps them to give just the right amount of the drug to keep you from having sezures during the therapy.  Today he is just resting and hanging out.  He is very happy that he got one of the bigger rooms.  We turned the bed sideways in the room which makes it even bigger.  He told them that since it was his third transplant he needed the penthouse suite – but this will do.  We put up a Christmas tree, brought up his TV, Super Nintendo, and Xbox.  He’s pretty happy right now.   Tomorrow the real stuff starts!  Hopefully it won’t make him too sick.

About Jane Griener

I am from SLC, UT. I grew up in a wonderful family in the south part of the Salt Lake valley. I have 4 sisters and 2 brothers. I married my best friend, Jeff Griener when we were 21 years old. We have 6 children. 4 boys and 2 girls. I've had many adventures in business and life. Too many to tell about in a simple 'about you' spot. My life is centered around my family and they are the most important factor in my life. I like gardening, photography, cooking, knitting, graphic design and lots of other things. I speak a little spanish. Fall is my favorite season of the year, but I think having all 4 seasons is what makes me love fall so much. Religion plays a big roll in my life. I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Striving to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and become a better person each day is my goal. Well, that is a bit 'about me!'
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5 Responses to 3rd Transplant underway

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  2. Echo says:

    How many people get the chance to save their brother’s life? Wow. That will be with Josh forever. We’re in Shannon’s ward and were honored to be a part of fasting and prayer and miracles for your family. 🙂

  3. Matthew Goff says:

    I love those pictures of Josh with the ‘superheroes’. He’s the real superhero! He’s an amazing young man, and I couldn’t be more proud to say I know him.

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