Sarah's journey has been difficult and when her first stem cell transplant failed she found herself in the battle again...
Here is her story, directly from her FB Blog / Update Page:
I have been asked several times over the past two weeks or so about doing a post with a summary/timeline of my journey with Leukemia. Here it goes!
July 2017 - Diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Entered IU Simon Cancer Center for treatment.
August 2017 - Released from the center to go home to rest and recuperate.
September 2017- Returned for one week to get chemo treatments.
October 2017 - Another week long round of chemo.
November 2017 - Another week long round of chemo.
However, we had found a stem cell donor!
December 2017 - Stem cell transplant takes place using an unrelated donor.
January 2018 to mid July 2018 - Back and forth to appointments at the Simon Cancer Center and several hospital stays to get infections under control.
June 2018 - We were told that my body rejected my donor's stem cells. On to the second stem cell transplant...
July 19th, 2018 - Entering the hospital for five days of chemo, one dose of radiation, and then Stem Cell transplant (happening on the 25th). Josh (my brother) will be my donor this time around. I will be in the hospital for a little over a month while I recuperate.
Thank you to everyone for your kind words, prayers, donations, and love. Our families appreciate it so much!Check out Sarah surprising her son when she was released from the hospital after her second stem cell transplant
Here are the latest updates since the first of September...
Sarah Kay Update - September 6, 2018
A very brief update tonight - Sarah has blood tests in Indianapolis tomorrow along with an appointment with her transplant doctor. She has had good days and a few not so good days. This is as expected as she moves forward to recovery. We look for improving blood levels tomorrow.
Sarah Kay Update - September 8, 2018
Sarah had great blood work results yesterday with increasing white blood cell numbers. We are excited for this. She was a little dehydrated but was given fluids while she was at the hospital.
Thank you again for your continued prayers, thoughts and support.
One of Sarah's favorite songs, one that encourages her, is the timeless and powerful song, Amazing Grace: Enjoy with her today: