Thursday, December 24, 2009


Well, here we are on day “one” of the climb! If Ceci were able to blog she would share details of her “transplant” day. However, because she is not the one blogging you will get those details later!

Ceci’s day has been filled with a lot of up and down moments. She got up this morning feeling good and then nausea arrived and hung around way too long! The medication that makes her body be a good “host” for Ryan’s stem cells is the one causing her to experience a pain level of 12 on a scale of 1 to 10. One of her “up” moments was when Allan read to her some Christmas cards sent from her friends. To all of you friends out there, thanks for making Ceci have a smile and a moment of laughter!

Ryan remained home today getting some much needed rest after his long day yesterday. They cycled his blood four times to harvest the number of stem cells they needed. Hopefully, he will recover quickly and be back to conditioning for baseball season.

We cannot thank you enough for your thoughts, prayers, love and support you have shown our family. Please continue to pray for strength, rest and health as we “climb” toward the day when Ceci is 100% MDS free!

Aunt Jane

Penning for Ceci


  1. Uuugghh! Nausea AND pain, go away.....You just keep climbing thru it, Ceci. Feel our hands right behind you, giving an extra push to your climb....many prayers are being said for you and Ryan. Much love, Kathy & Rexie

  2. Sorry sweetie... hope all the bad side effects go away quickly so that you can feel better, and better each day. We'll be praying for you, and looking forward to the day when you are free of MDS!

    Hang in there kiddo. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas full of love and free of pain.

    J & K N

  3. Grandpa & GammieDecember 24, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    Sweet Girl: here it is Christmas Eve 2009. This is not what we expected is it? However we are still climbing and that is a very very good thing. We hope they have your pain under control and keep it there! When I think of Love, Peace, Long-Suffering, Gentleness, Goodness,Faith, Meekness and Joy I think of our Lord first, and Ceci second sooooMerry Christmas. We Love You!!!!!

  4. Merry Christmas Eve deary! I'm sorry about the pain :( It won't last much longer before you're all better! I love you so very much and will continue to pray for you, think about you, and be here for you ALWAYS.
    Love forever and a day,

  5. Happy Christmas Eve sweetie. We all love you and are counting the days till you are home. The Buss Girls