Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our First Answer to Prayer!

Hello everyone,

We pray that you are all well and enjoying life. Just a very brief update to let everyone know that Venita has a bone marrow MATCH! Praise God. We can also now confirm that the match is Venita's only sibling and brother, Damien. There was a 25% chance that he would be a match and amazingly he was! This is our first answer to prayer and now means there shouldn't be too many more delays before the transplant process can begin. Thank you Damien for your willingness to donate.

We are now waiting on dates as to when all the tests and treatment will start. We gather from our conversations with the Professor and Transplant Coordinator that tests will begin in about 4 weeks.

So this means now we can begin to action some things to prepare for our stay in Adelaide. The time will go quickly as we sort out our house, pack and do everything needed to relocate. The Leukaemia Foundation will provide housing for us for the 8 month minimum stay in Adelaide, which is a real blessing.

We also have a close friend, who along with our church/family are looking to organise some fundraising to assist with some of the associated costs as Allan will have to leave work to become Ezekiel's fulltime Carer due to his high needs. Thank you so much to everyone involved in this. We cannot express how much this means to us.

When we have some more information on dates etc we will update you again. Until then thank you so much for all your prayers and support. Please continue to pray for everything to keep falling into place and for God's will to be done.

Last but not least please continue to pray for Ezekiel for the upcoming months as winter draws near. He has already had respiratory problems due to a virus and was hospitalised last week for this. His Specialists are rather concerned as to how he will handle the winter months this year as his lungs are still small etc. He is also not feeding well and has another nasogastric tube to assist with this. If this continues, they may consider a PEG tube straight into his stomach to assist with feeding. We are praying that it will not come to this.

God bless,
Allan, Venita & Ezekiel


Tran said...

Congratulations on this bit of news. My thoughts are with you on your journey ahead and also with Ezekial as winter approaches.

By the way I absolutely love the blog, it is very well put together and such a great idea.

Love Tran, David & Amber xx

A.V.E Coutts said...

Thanks Tran, David & Amber.

Lynn said...

Hello Allan and Venita,

I don't know you, but we are all connected and just found out by connecting with Maurice on Swom about your sad journey.

Wanted you to know that I am also with all of you in thoughts and prayers. Sending you lots of love, healing energy and strength to continue your journey to complete recovery.

I imagine you both in complete health.

Repeat these words as often as you can: I love you, Please Forgive Me, Thank You and I'm Sorry (as we are all connected) it's an Ancient Hawaiian Healing Art, called Ho'oponopono) - Book "Zero Limits" by Dr. Len and Joe Vitale