Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Casey is at home!  I went to pick him up this morning, but his platelets were too low for him to be able to go home and he was having nose bleeds today.  They transfused him with some platelets and around 4:00 he was released.  Before we left the hospital, he took one last Victory lap around the nurses station.  We picked the puppies up at day care on our way home.  They were so excited to see him.  I then had to have all of his prescriptions filled.  He will be taking anti-rejection medicine, antibiotics and stomach medicine.....but no more chemo!  He actually ate some dinner tonight (baked potato with hot sauce).  It's amazing how much better you feel when you are at home.  It was actually a little sad to say goodbye to the nurses (but not too sad), they are a great team who work well together with their main focus on keeping the patient comfortable.  Casey still has a long journey ahead of him.  I pray he can stay healthy, continue to get stronger and be patient while the new cells engraft.


  1. Glad to hear Casey is home!! I pray he has a speedy recovery. Love the Blog Peggy - reminds me of how much I miss your humor. Hope all is well. Take care.

  2. There is no place like home! Casey's recovery will continue on the upswing for sure now. Spring is just around the corner, new life is popping through the soil and Casey is on his way towards recovery. Praise the Lord for all his blessings!

  3. Yeah Casey!! Welcome Home! We are so happy to hear about the progress you are making. Keep it up! My cousin had a bone marrow transplant on January 8, 2009 there at HMC and she has been continuing to get better everyday. You've had a long road, maybe even a little bumpy along the way, but you are strong and you can do it!! We continue to pray for you and your family. Take care! Shawn, Tracy & Trent Walters (Trent drew and gave you a picture in church that one Sunday. I think it was of the stained glass window. Wasn't sure if you would know us just by name so I thought this reminder would maybe put a face to us too.)