Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stem Cells have been harvested

Three doctors, Dr. Andrade, an anesthesiologist, and a surgeon successfully harvested Debbie's stem cells!  Everything went extremely well.  Dr. Andrade was most pleased with the richness and the volume they were able to harvest.  The anesthesiologist did a spinal tap which takes a small amount of stem cells directly into the brain.  She is receiving most of the rest of it by IV at the this time!  She will also receive a final bit of her stems cells from a fourth doctor who will inject it into her hip tomorrow.

Here are a couple of photos.


  1. Oh you two are just precious!
    It is so sweet to see the joy of the Lord on your faces. God is so good! Praying without ceasing!!

  2. We are reading the blog and praying for you daily. Your passion for the lost is reminding us to see each day as a new opportunity! Love, The Easleys

  3. Debbie! I'm so proud of you for being brave and glorifying God in such a beautiful way this week! "Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD." Psalm 40

  4. Love the photos! Go to see your smiling faces!
    We prayed for you at WOW tonight.
    Jim called from Midland. He's been following the blog, and tried to post, but he was having trouble "posting". He's praying, too!
    Sure do miss y'all!
    Love the blog!
    Love both of you-
    (the other) LB

  5. Oops! I should have "previewed"--meant to say GOOD to see your smiling faces! :-)

  6. Hey Debbie!! Please know that I'm praying for you. And by the and my husband, Dan, have something in common. He too had a stem cell transplant to CURE his Hodgkin's lymphoma! I understand the importance of being able to harvest your own stem cells. Dan is currently into his 5th year of remission! Praise God and the doctors at MD Anderson Hospital.

  7. Amazing! I love the photo of you two, smiling!!! Thank you, Lord!!

  8. You two would definitely be voted "Cutest Couple in Houston, Texas"! I think Mrs. Debbie's smile is what God's Word is talking about when it describes, "unspeakable joy!" The "light of Jesus" in both of you could light up an airport runway!
    You both reflect Psalm 19:8
    The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant giving light to the eyes.
    Joyfully praying,
    Morgan & Staci