Weekend – Time with Dad

So, my Dad isn’t doing too good.

He was getting stronger and ready for the bone marrow transplant. He went back into the hospital 3 weeks ago for what we hoped would be the last time. They started with high dose chemo to kill off all the remaining cancer cells before doing the bone marrow transplant. And then about 2 weeks ago, he had the actual transplant. And for the first week, everything seemed to be going pretty well.

And then, he started having some problems with his breathing and they figured out that he had pneumonia. Unfortunately, despite starting him on antibiotics, the fact that he had just had the transplant and his white blood cells weren’t working so good yet, his breathing got worse. He ended up being transferred to the ICU and intubated to help him breath better and to give his lungs a chance to heal. Right now, he is considered critically ill and they are doing everything they can to help him get better.

My sisters, mother and I were all at the hospital with him this weekend.


All we can do now is hope, pray and wait.

So, if I’m not around too much, it’s because life is happening, and I’ll check back in when I can. For updates, here is his caring bridge site.


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13 Responses to Weekend – Time with Dad

  1. Oh no…I’m so sorry, Katie. Thinking of you and your family and I hope things turn around soon.
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  2. Amy F

    Your dad, you, and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you all.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear this, Katie! I’ll be praying for your dad and your whole family!
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  4. So sorry, Katie! I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.
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  5. Sending as many positive thoughts your way as I can today and wishing you the best. Hang in there!
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  6. Edye

    I am so sorry about your dad! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  7. I am so sorry to hear about what you are going through at this time – I will be keeping you in my thoughts 🙂
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  8. You’ve been in my thoughts ever since I read your post this morning! Prayers to your dad and your entire family, Katie. XO
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  9. I am so sorry, Katie. Thinking about you and your family. xoxo
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  10. Holly Thom

    Katie, so sorry to hear about how sick you Dad is. I will be praying for you.

  11. Mandy

    Thinking of you and your family, Katie.
    I can’t imagine what you’re going through, but know that positive thoughts and prayers are headed your way.

  12. Praying for your dad. <3 May God put His healing hand on him tonight.
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  13. Praying for you and your family. I can only imagine what you are going through.
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