Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Manda's Sick - Chapter 4: The St. Mary's Conclusion

Acute leukemia.

She's being transferred tomorrow to MCV, where she'll spend the next month undergoing chemotherapy, losing her hair (she's planning on shaving it anyway, since she hasn't been able to wash it for the last 3 days), and getting matched for a bone marrow transplant.

Pray pray pray.

13 comments:

Kim said...

Praying, praying, praying. You have a strong, determined woman and I know she will beat this frickin' disease to the ground. Please let me know if it's ok to visit (if not, I'd like to drop something by once she's settled in at Massey). Hugs and prayers sent your way.

Stephanie said...

Prayers are being spoken almost constantly. I even have the president of RBC praying for her (not that he's any closer). Joseph includes you in his prayers, too. We love you guys! Let us know about visitation, if it will be allowed outside the family. Again, WE LOVE YOU! ~ The Stanleys

diana said...

I've been praying and calling/emailing everyone I know. A couple of people have emailed me asking about doing a bone marrow drive. Is this needed or possible? Thanks for keeping us updated! I hope to be visiting soon! Love you guys!

Tripp Fenderson said...

I don't know what to say other than where do I go to see if I'm a match for the bone marrow donation?

I'm in.

Daniel said...

She can have mine, too.
Keep her spirits strong, Adrian.

Girl With Curious Hair said...

Prayers are ongoing for the three of you. Please let me know how a California blogger can help.

Ev said...

Hey everyone (and Adrian),
I have already started doing some research on how to coordinate a bone marrow drive in Richmond. I'll keep everyone posted on what I find out.

TK said...

Um, hi. I'm one of Manda's dorky internet friends, but I just wanted to let you know my thoughts are with y'all, and I wish you the absolute very best.

Boo said...

I'm am praying and meditating, and every other thing I can think of. My heart is with you, little A, and Amanda through all of this. She is incredibly strong and obviously has a wonderful support system. I'm not too far off (NC) so I'll be thinking about ways to get around there and possibly be tested as a donor.

Love and blessings to you.

Kara (aka Boo)

Anonymous said...

I came upon your wife's blog via another site a week ago and wanted you to know I'm praying for your whole family!

Pea said...

I'm pretty sure that a Canuck like me can't volunteer to be a bone marrow donor, so all I can really do is pray for her from up here in Toronto.

Marissa said...

Hey, I just saw this link on facebook, and am reeling from the news. Amanda, honey, you are so amazing, and I am praying for you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

tinksgirl said...

Hi, neither you or your wife know me but I have read her comments on pajiba with great amusement for the last year or so. She is a very smart, funny woman. I just wanted to say that I too am praying for you and your family.