Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Transplant Complete!

The new cells arrived at Noon today. The process of unfreezing them and getting them ready took about 15 minutes or so. At around 12:19 they started the transplant and it took about 11 minutes total!

Xander asked at the very end of it - "was that my bone marrow transplant?"... while Aaron, me and Kristin (nurse) had big sweaty pits!

Xander's White Blood Cell count is 0. This means that he has no ability to fight off any type of infection. We are being UBER careful with everything and everyone he comes in contact with.

We wait and pray that the bone marrow cells are accepted into his body and start to work. It will be 3-6 weeks before we have an idea if the process is working.

Thank you for your prayers and we will keep updating.

First picture is of the blood coming out of the nitrogen tank. Second picture is of Kristin and Kerri injecting the new cells. The third picture is of Xan at the end of the transplant.


  1. Wow!

    Love and prayers,

    The Lowensteins

  2. Way to go guys! Thinking of y'all.

  3. Sending lots of warm and loving thoughts your way.

    Light and love,

    The Aronoff Family

  4. Keeping Xander and your family in my prayers.
    Mia Byrne

  5. Amazing, you are one amazing family.
    Sending much love, prayers, and energy,
    The Horners

  6. Yea!! Big milestone...we are crossing our fingers, praying and sending love your way!
    The Jensen/Shopes ;)