Wednesday, August 26, 2009

quick + updates = good news!

spoke with the pretransplant coordinator from OSU this morning.. she confirmed she is the one who called Neil on Friday! She said she sent the medical releases in the mail to us so that Cincy will release the medical records to them! She said everything went thru with insurance and we went ahead and scheduled his appointment with them!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited it IS moving quickly!

His appt in in October and will be a day long event... I'm sure it's similar to what we've already gone thru with Cincy so I'm guessing there won't be a lot of new info given to us. She said they will only work with the 2 donors who have been tissue typed.. I was kinda disappointed because we'd like the other 2 to get started but she said they'll move on to them if the current 2 do not work out.... we should actually be hearing something this week about the first donor who was tissue typed 2 weeks ago today.

After I got home from work tonight, the medical releases were in the mail so I'm glad I can have Neil sign it and fax it in tomorrow!!!! The other 2 releases are for the donors to sign for their medical records to get released from Cincy to OSU...

I'm so glad and so relieved that the process is going along much smoother than what the past month has been.. especially with school starting tomorrow... during the rough times, it was really hard for me to have faith that it would all work out.. but God showed me that it would be ok and so far, it's all good!!!!

Thank you again to all my readers who have commented, emailed or mentioned Neil and this blog in person. It means a lot to have all your thoughts and prayers through this process. I'm so thankful and blessed to be surrounded by such sweet and loving people!!!!! God bless you and your families as well!!!! XOXO

Don't forget, the boys and I are walking in the PKD Walk on Sunday September 13th! If you'd like to donate to this cause, please click the "Team Branson Page" link to the right, under the picture!!!! Thank you! :)


  1. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

  2. Things sound good. I may be bouncing some teacher issues off of you. It's nice to have someone dealing with the same career and PKD. I got a bit frustrated the other day and know it's the stress of sickness, but spilling into my frustration at work. I try so hard to keep those things completely separate! I hate it when they mesh....