"Our Little Trooper"

"Our Little Trooper"
"Let me live, that I may praise you!" Psalm 119:175

Monday, November 7, 2016

Miracle #6: "I engrafted!"

My Daddy gave me his stem cells 21 days ago. 
He gave me my life, and now he is trying to help save my life.

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Today, I fight in honor of him.

And guess what?

Today, my...

Today, I officially engrafted!

I still have a long way to go.  My counts need to be able to stay up on their own, without daily gcsf.  I will still have to battle graft versus host disease.  My kidneys need to start working. My bladder needs to heal.  I need to be able to get off of dialysis. I need to get out of ICU.  We need to do chimerism testing in a week or two, to make sure these cells are my new ones (Daddy's), and not my old ones coming back.  I need to make it to at least day +100 before I can go back to Texas. Then, I still have a lot of recovering to do back home over the next year or so too.  It is a lot.  But I have fought and beat a lot, already.  So we are continuing to take things day by day...miracle by miracle.  And we have waited for this particular day for months, ever since my first transplant engrafted but then failed. 

Today is HUGE! 

Today, I officially engrafted.

We are calling this Miracle #6!

(to be continued...)


  1. Thank you sweet and wonderful Jesus Christ!

  2. It is indeed a great miracle Rowan by the hands of our lord Jesus and your bravery and all the beautiful people praying day in and day out. I told my grandson 5 years old got so happy and said is he walking Nana I said not yet almost. He keeps saying he and Rowan are going to play cars when he comes home. He said I never met him but he's my friend right Nana I said. We still need to pray he said ok. My grandson showd me he has a heart and cares and showing him what prayers for. On the road to recovery

  3. So happy for you, Rowan. Many prayers are sent your way.

  4. Look at that amazingly wonderful ANC! Praise God! You are doing ALL things through CHRIST who is giving you your Strength! Love to you and your family! What a bond you have forever with your dad. <3 Keep moving forward Buddy!