Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What's Next!

SO now that we are home and settled in we are on to the next project. While we were in the hospital The Today Show did a segment on Cord Blood in-fusions with children with Cerebral Palsy. This has been around for a while but not in this country and not with a child's own cord blood. Duke University started doing this with a child's own cord blood. Of course as soon as we heard this and I mean with in the first 5 minutes Scott and his dad were on the phone with NBC, the reporter, the family they did the story on and Duke University. Everyone was so kind and accomodating especially the family. TO hear this news of a little boy with so many developmental delays (less than Sam) improve so much within the next 5 days after treatment added such a tremendous light of hope for us. I mean if it worked for this sweet little boy why can't it work for us too. Miracles happen everyday, why not to us. Even if this insfusion helps Sam swallow enough so that we don't have to worry about choking, or that it helps him move a little more, or talk, or wave, whatever... Anything will be a miracle. Of course I am hoping for The Cure! But I will take any improvements. The thing is we have nothing to loose. Scott and I decided to save the cord blood shortly after I became pregnant. If you can afford cable and a cell phone than you can afford to save your baby's cord blood. Regardless of what the research tells you about today, saving a child's cord blood can mean the difference between curing a devistating illness, paralysis, brain damage, etc... later in the future. The possibilities with cord blood in the future are endless.

SO the prayers for Sam certainly worked in the hospital and we are so grateful for all of them. Now I am asking to please pray that Duke even accepts us and that we will see tremendous improvement from this very safe non-invasive procedure. Here is the link to the story. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23572206/


Anonymous said...

I just watched the segment it was incredible!-Kelly

Eric said...

I am so excited for the opportunity. I just know that it will work out beautifully. Good luck. We love you.

Nicole S.