Monday, March 29, 2010

Thank you

They began the stem cell draw on Sid today. He was hooked up for about 6 hours and produced 2 million and 700 stem cells. We are so thankful for all of the prayers that have been offered that have helped Sid produce this amount of stem cells.

The new medicine that they have to give Sid is making him very sick. He hasn't eaten anything today because he is so sick. He is sore all over and can barely walk. Although he is sick, he is still in good spirits.

Tonight we received a very special surprise- many of our friends and ward members came to the nursery for family home evening to help clean it up. Words can't express how thankful we are for their service. As Wade called and told Sid about all of the people who were there, Sid just cried and said "please tell them how thankful I am for them."

We are being so blessed during this time- we pray that we will be worthy of the many blessings that Heavenly Father is giving us.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

another hospital visit...

Hello everyone...we went to the Doctor on Monday-yesterday:) We found out that they have another medicine they want to use on Sid, so they can hopefully produce the stem cells they need. Sid will be going into the hospital on Thursday and will be in there for 8 to 9 days-Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers in our behalf...please pray for more stem cells and that this new medicine works!!! Thanks again we are sending our love to all of you...Sid and Jerry:)

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Well, for some unknown reason Dad is unable to produce stem cells in HUGE amounts. So, they are probably sending him home. He will come home for a few weeks, rest, then go back and try again. The next time they are planning on changing the medicine they give him, in hopes that the new stuff will work. When he comes home he will have to be careful, they have just extracted millions of stem cells (which help you stay healthy) from his body.
So, poor Mom will have a full time job ahead of her trying to keep him in the house resting. We are trying to help by providing him with good books and movies. Good luck Mom and Dad in this next adventure!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Pray for Stem Cells...

Dad has been doing the stem cell draws for 3 days now. The doctor would like him to have a total of 20 million stem cells before they proceed with other treatments. Dad has only produced around 2.6 million... not nearly enough. Tonight they are going to try giving him extra doses of medicine to produce more stem cells. Please pray for more stem cells!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Stem Cells

This morning they started taking the stem cells out of Dad. They do this by drawing out his blood, taking the stem cells out, and putting it back in. They continually do this for 5 hours. Needless to say, it has made Dad REALLY tired. They will do it again tomorrow and Monday. Hopefully they will get enough stem cells that they won't have to continue doing it much longer. The nurse said that normally they have to do it for 3-4 days, but sometimes they have to do it for as long as 7 days.
We love you Dad!!! Get lots of rest.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hello, thank-You all for your prayers in our behalf. We have been reading the blog and appreciate all your comments. Sid is now in the hospital and is undergoing treatments to get his blood levels where they should be in order for the hospital staff to take and save his blood. Today has been a ruff day. He is in a-lot of pain and has had a temp. of 102 most of the day. But in Sid's fashion style he is not complaining, but tells me not to tell any one because he don't want people to worry. We are learning to just relay in the LORD and hope for the best.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Dad went into the hospital on Tuesday afternoon. They have been giving him shots to get his blood ready to take out the stem cells. He's doing good. He said that the shots burn, and the food isn't as good as Mom's, but he's doing well.
Mom gets to go down with him each day, then she comes home. She hates seeing Dad get poked and she hates leaving him each night there at the hospital.
After they take his stem cells out, he will come home for a few days to get ready for chemo.
Thanks for the comments on this blog. Mom is taking down their laptop so that Dad can read what we have to say about him:)

Monday, March 1, 2010

good luck Daddy...

Sunday night we got together and had a dinner for dad. It was so much fun to be together as a family, we are so blessed to have the family we have. It was nice to be together and play, joke, talk, and eat...we always have fun eating! It was especially fun to be there with dad before he goes into isolation. As an update...he goes to the hospital on Tuesday to start building up his blood for his stem cells to be removed. We all want to tell dad that we love him and we are all here for him through this trial. Dad we know you are strong and brave and can do anything but remember we are here! Good luck daddy-WE LOVE YOU!!!