Sunday, February 21, 2010

Playing The Waiting Game

Mel continues to push through each day, she is a fighter! She received a blood transfusion yesterday and two platelet transfusions today. Our family has a new found appreciation for those who donate blood. Mel also received a shot of neupogen, which is the same medicine that her donor received to increase the production of stem cells. The Dr. said that we should start seeing somethings happen by way of better blood counts here any day. Mel has been having a lot of trouble sleeping at night due to the pain in her hands and feet, so they have increased her pain med. dosage in the hopes that it will help her get some sleep. Nausea continues to be a battle. Mel is still receiving her "moo juice". My mom told me what Mel has eaten today...she had...1 popsicle, 1 creamie, a small can of chicken noodle soup, 1/2 of a fruit cup and 1/8 c of mac and cheese. It's better than puking all day, but still not enough to keep her going.

Greg and Charise (brother, and sister in-law) came for a visit today. They just got back from a trip and hadn't seen Mel in a while. Other than that, it was a quiet day with them being her only visitors.

Please continue to pray for Mel as we play this waiting game. We have faith that we'll be reporting good levels here in the next few days.

Fundraiser alert:

Now I need to switch gears. I'm excited to announce a fundraiser that will take place on Sat. May 1st at the Hyde Park Civic Center. This will be a garage sale/bake sale/craft sale. I am going to need lots of help to put it all together. We are asking for donations of clothing, furniture, toys, tools...anything that you would normally haul to the D.I. If you would like to donate baked goods, or you are crafty and would like to donate items to sale that is perfect! The Civic Center has an upstairs and a downstairs. The plan is to have the garage sale portion downstairs and the baked goods and crafty things upstairs. I'm hoping that this gives people some time to go through their closets and garages. There will be more info as it gets closer. If you have questions or would like to help out, please call me...Cami @ 435-770-0432. Once I have some volunteers in place, we'll have a planning meeting. Thanks for all of the amazing fundraisers that have already taken place on Mel's has sure lightened the financial burden on Mel.


angie said...

Love you Melanie!!

Soto family said...

Cami, I would love to help with the fundraiser. Let me know how I can help. Drop me a message on facebook when you get a ready to plan it and I can give you my phone number! Let me know what I can do!
My kids are all de-junking their room and saving some items for the garage sale part... it's kind of touching watching them... since they know it is for mel it's amazing how many "really special things" are making it to the "sale pile." We all love you Mel, and we are cheering you on from Tremonton, UTAH! :) Muah!!