Saturday, December 8, 2012
Dear Partners and Friends, Things have changed rapidly in the last several days. In response to the questions from many of you I wanted to give a quick update. if you visit the www.caringbridge.com website you may know some of this. After three (3) rounds of chemotherapy which did not produce any desired results over the last 15 weeks, as I left the hospital and Denver last Saturday one of the doctors came in and smiled to say I think I have some good news for you. She said we don't understand the reasons after no response this long, but his numbers (good ones ) have jumped. They wanted an ANC count of 500+ but which been 3-25. the whole time. She said it has jumped to 200. I did say politely I understood because we knew "The Great Physician" who was in charge and hundreds of people have been praying for this child and God's grace was allowing it. God doesn't work this way in all lives but with Collin He has chosen to at this point. By that night it was 600 and the next day it exploded to 1800. The first exciting news we had! So we are rejoicing. This does not mean everything is solved, but now the doctors can and have proceeded to the next step to a bone marrow transplant to be initiated. No one in the family was a donor match, but one has been found through the national donor bank. It appears he will be able to be home for Christmas day if he stays well and then start the transplant. The family really wants to be together on Christmas instead of 2 places. He went home yesterday to be able to see the new baby brother ( first time off hospital property in 15 weeks). Once the transplant starts and takes place he will be in the special unit for 40-45 days under strict germ protocol then the following 90 days have to be within 20 minutes of the hospital which means he still can not go home, but if he stays well can stay in "Bretts Place" an apartment for children under transplant. So, it is far from over yet, but encouraging as we see the next step. The caring bridge site is: www.caringbridge.com. The visit site collinfrye. The password is collin. Thank you for your concern and prayers. Frank -- Frank Frye Priority Associates "Developing Leaders from the Inside Out"