Admission Day

Greetings again from Duke Children’s Hospital. Timmy is getting his IVIG this morning and then this afternoon, Joshua will be admitted in preparation of his transplant tomorrow. Other than getting an IV line put in for the infusion, he and mom will just be hanging out this afternoon and tonight as I take Timmy home to keep him in relative isolation. Julie will stay in Josh’s hospital room tonight and then be admitted Thursday AM at 7:00 to get ready for the bone marrow harvest. The infusion of cells into Joshua takes place later in the day (evening I think) so they will keep him until Friday AM when Timmy & I will come back and pick mom & Josh up.

As I’ve mentioned before, this procedure is hard only on the donor (Julie). Please pray for her:

- safety and protection in surgery and under anesthesia
- that there would be no intense nausea
- that she wouldn’t need a blood transfusion
- that she wouldn’t have the intense pain afterward (all based on her past experience)

For Josh, just pray that the infusion of more of mom’s cells will produce the desired result: improved immune function and ultimately, complete healing from his immune condition (SCID).

I’ll leave you with some new pics and video of Josh at the museums and beach and mom & Timmy here in the hospital this AM.

Blessings,

Clark (Julie, Josh & Timmy)

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