I'm pretty tired. We got back from Hershey tonight, a few hours ago. Yes, we went today, as well as yesterday. John went yesterday for an appointment and tests. And because John's local oncologist never set up the tests John needed locally, Hershey asked him to come back today too. So it was two days at Hershey (Thursday and Friday). This was difficult because it was six hours driving time a day, with a full day of appointments and tests.
It has also been exhausting emotionally. On Thursday (yesterday), Todd, the nurse coordinator met with John and told him he had a date to enter the hospital for his transplant. He told him it was Wednesday, January 11th (this Wednesday coming up). He was to enter the hospital on the 11th, get the chest port (central line) put in, and begin chemo. After several days of chemo he was to have the transplant. Wow! January 11th. After hearing that, we were in a state of, well, part shock, and well, part being very happy, because a date was finally picked, and there would be no more indecision and waiting.
Well, this morning, we got up at 3:30 AM, got back on the road, and came up to Hershey again. The first test was very early in the morning. Talk about tired, I was exhausted. Getting home late yesterday and going so early this morning was so tiring. Anyway, John's final test was at 3:00 PM. He was taking a Pulmonary Function test when Todd walked in. "Hi Mr. Knox," he said when John was finished. John looked at him. "Things have changed," said Todd. "The donor is sick. I can't tell you what it is, but let's just say this is flu season, and it is not unusual for somebody to get flu this time of year."
"I don't know if this is good or bad," said John. He was thinking that this would give him more time to get ready, and to do things that needed to get done; on the other hand, he was all prepared in his mind to go in the hospital. "It is indifferent," said Todd. Todd told him the hospital entry date will nowbe pushed later into January a week or two. That pushes the transplant back. Todd told him that he would call John at least a week before he is to enter the hospital. So now we are back to another waiting game.
Wow, highs and lows in a two day period. But it is ok, because this will give us more time to get things done. At least we know this donor exists and he is willing to participate. Please pray for the donor, that he get well soon, and for whatever needs he may have in his life.
That's about it. Love you all, Krissy :)