Saturday, June 6, 2009

Amy received the new stem cells between 1 and 2 o'clock this afternoon. The only initial reaction she had was her left cheek became red and hot which has since gone away. This may have been from preservatives that were added to the donor's cells. She is very tired, but still managed to walk a mile on the treadmill.

The nurse informed us that Amy's donor is male and from Wisconsin....let the cheese jokes begin! Now Amy's blood type will switch from her O+ to the donor's A+. Amy will have two DNAs.... her marrow and blood will be the donor's and the rest of her body's DNA will be her own. This birthday has been unusual, but Amy has received many cards and gifts which she really enjoyed. A big "Thank You" to all who sent birthday wishes... through the blog or mail.
Kathy (mom)


  1. A+ sounds good for Amy!! She is definitely tops!
    We are so glad she got this part done, and can now reach her goal for recovery. This has been an extraordinary birthday for sure, one none of us will ever forget. The rest will be much easier for sure. Love you and Happy Birthday,
    Genie and Eddie

  2. You've been getting ready for this your entire life and didn't know it. It's definitely not your first A+... just the most important one.
    We love you!
    Lots of love and prayers,

  3. Amy,
    Glad to see that everything went well yesterday. Did want to let you know that Maddi, Emma and Abby sang Happy Birthday to you while they were eating brownies :) It was too precious!! So you do know that it was a male donor....well....I hope you don't grow chest hair when the rest of your hair returns HA HA, just kidding :) Lots of love and keep up the walking. Love and Prayers, Kate,Keith,Maddi and Carson :)

  4. We are so very glad and thankful that you had a happy birthday including a successful transplant!! As usual you are setting a great example - we need to get on the treadmill too. Lots of prayers are united that the side effects will be few and mild and that your recovery will progress quickly.

  5. Amy-

    We praise God that you were able to have the transplant and that you are doing so good. We (entire e-devotional prayer team) are praying daily for you, knowing that the side effects will be difficult. Good thing that the right MAN is with you and is your provider.

    God bless you.

    David & Candy

  6. It's Monday morning now so I hope things are still going well almost two days after the marrow procedure. We are specifically praying that you will have no side effect issues and blessed rest during this recovery time. Love you!