Wednesday, July 29, 2009

One step at a time & forward we shall go!!

Good Morning every one!!
Well Jacob had clinic on Monday (7/27/09) for blood work, counts are looking good. We also discussed what we would like to see on scheduling for Jacob's pre testing for Transplant. So, Jacob is going back to clinic on Monday to start drawing labs that are needed for transplant and we would like to see the rest of the tests done on Monday and then we have the City of Hope appt on Tuesday. Jacob's Dr would like to see every thing move quickly to transplant. As far as I know, we could only find the two blood cord 4 out of 6 matches for Jacob and as for now that is what we are moving forward with. Please pray that we have no issues and move smoothly to transplant. All this is just so scary, I can't help to think about all the what ifs :O/

Thank you for keeping our Jacob in your prayers!
Melisa

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Being Thankfull for each day!




Thanking God everyday for every time I see Jacob's Beautiful smile and every day we are out of the Hospital!!

Jacob has had good clinic appts, his counts are starting to recover. SOOOOOO it makes me even more anxious to start moving forward with City of Hope with Jacob's Transplant. He does have his first Appt with City of Hope on Aug 4th. Please pray we get nothing but good news, and we have a match that is a go!!!!! Every extra day spent doing tests and or looking for that match just makes my stress and the anxiety worse for me. I am just so scared on the waiting, and with the time that passes, it is just the unknown that scares me. I Pray my one and only prayer that God is looking over us and that the Transplant is Jacob's cure.

We met a beautiful couple inside and out, from Nebraska On Wed's. After following Jacob's CaringBridge site for a while, Cindi wanted to meet Jacob in person. We had a great Dinner and conversation. Thank You for EVERY THING!!!! I am really glad I got to meet them.

I also wanted to say thank you Katina for the slide show!! Check it out:
http://secure.smilebox.com/ecom/openTheBox?sendevent=4d5441304d7a6b774d4456384d5445794d7a41314d44633d0d0a&sb=1

Thank You for every one that has signed the petition and if you have not done so, PLEASE DO SO!!! WE NEED SIGNATURES!
http://www.livestrongaction.org/node/68083

Thank You for every ones prayers for our Jacob!
Melisa

Saturday, July 18, 2009

signitures PLEASE, we can make a difference!!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, Everyone sign, we need signitures!!!!

***See the link below**
Hi,
I just dedicated a page to Jacob Samaniego at LIVESTRONG Action.

This page is a part of the world's largest dedication book that LIVESTRONG
Action will use to pressure world leaders to do more to fight cancer. Can
you add your name to my dedication page? It'll only take a second, and you
can help me reach my target of 25 dedications.

Please click here, it only takes a second:

http://www.livestrongaction.org/node/68083 [1]



Right now, Lance Armstrong is dedicating his ride in the Tour de France to
the fight against cancer. And after the race, he'll send this dedication
book - with your signature - to world leaders and pressure them to make
cancer a priority in their own countries. It's our best chance to push for
better treatment, more funding for cancer research and access to care for
everyone around the world.

But if people like us don't stand up, these leaders won't pay attention.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

What is our next step?


Good Morning everyone,
Well on Monday (7/13/09) Jacob had his clinic appt with his blood work and yes he needed his blood transfusion. After the blood had got there we did not have enough time to transfuse in clinic :O/ So off to the hospital we went. We got over there around 3:pm and finally got transfused at 8:30pm and got home at 1:am WOOOO what a day. We had clinic again yesterday for platelets and every thing went well.
We have to find out what is our next step in the next week or so. Please pray that the transition to transplant is smooth. REMISSION MUST REMAIN!!!

Thank You for praying for our little Jacob!
Melisa

Monday, July 13, 2009



Hi there everyone,
We went ahead and started another round of chemo on June 29th, I really thought we would be in the hospital close to 1 month again :o/ The first day of his chemo was really hard on him not only was he feeling really sick he was having an emotional melt down, poor thing. We did get through that first day and the remaining 3 days were not as bad and little nauseated at times, but much better. To our surprise we were aloud to go home the day after chemo was over, so it was just in time for the forth of July. We all were so surprised and so grateful that we were able to spend the forth at home. We were going to find out on Monday the 6th if Jacob was going to have to go back into the Hospital. So far we have managed to stay out of the hospital for almost two weeks now even with his counts being so low, but with us being so so careful. We did have clinic this morning 7/13/09 for Jacobs routine blood work and he is going to need to get blood so we are hoping to be home at a decent hour tonight :O) We are going to start lineing up dr appts and stuff so we can start to move forward with BMT.

Thank You for every ones prayers for our little Jacob

Melisa