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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Day +2

Well, I didn't make the 12:00 midnight cut off again so the date will be off again. I forgot to mention a very important part of the transplant yesterday. Rev. Derek and Danny were also able to witness the transplant. Rev. Derek picked up Danny from school and they made it there just before the marrow arrived. Rev. Derek said a prayer as the marrow dripped in and after the last drop was infused in. It was a very special moment for us all. Last night was a night out with dad for Dale. I went home to see how Derek was doing. Derek was asleep when I got home last night but this morning he was very sore. He hobbles around like a penguin (that is not how he got his nickname, happy feet)but he gets around. Baseball practice and band practice was not possible today, maybe next week. Derek is treated like a hero every where we go. It makes him feel very special. Derek fell today trying to get dressed and hit the side of his face on the wall ending up with a little bruise on the cheek but he is fine. Dale broke out in tears this morning after looking in the mirror and not seeing any hair on his head. Most of it fell off last night. I was suprised by his reaction because he was so calm about it earlier that day. Dale's platelet count dropped to 24,000 this morning. He also had a nose bleed last night so he ended up with a platelet transfusion today. The donor number was 8123521. The bag was due to expire on 2/19. Thank you for your donation. Dale's repeat platelet count tonight was 103,000!! Praise God!! That's quite a boost. He also started complaining of mouth pain and had some rectal bleeding, all part of the mucositis that occurs from the radiation and chemo. Basically the outer layer of the inside of the mouth all the way to your bottom could potentially shed off and is suppose to be very painful. Eating becomes a painful chore. The nurse gave Dale 1mg of morphine for the mouth pain and again Dale was feeling very good and ate the dinner Uncle Mike prepared for him at home. The rest of the evening was spent watching the slam dunk contest , watching movies and building legos. A very special thank you to Dale's blood and platelet donors. There is a shortage of platelets and it was so wonderful to have had a bag ready to go for him today. We are thankful for your continued support and prayers.

4 comments:

Brad Chang said...

Praise God for all of Dale's progress and for all who have made the sacrifices for him and your wonderful family. I ask that God continue to carry you all through this challenging time and give you strength to follow His lead.

Keep fighting the good fight! May God continue to bless all of you.

Love and Prayers to all of you,

Brad, Shari, Derek, Lindsey & Brandon

The Hinos said...

hi dale hope today was a good day for you i am sick at home today so i won't write too much.i just wanted to say hi. i will talk to you tomorrow

from
noah

Brooke said...
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Brooke said...

To the Inouye Family,

I would like all of you to know that I sent a mass email to all of my sorority sisters and friends in the Greek Community at CSULB regarding Dale. I'm also reaching out to all my contacts in trying to get them to come in and give platelet donations. Mom, Dad, and Courtney are going to the hospital on Saturday (I think) to give platelet donations as well.

We've all been keeping an eye on Dale's update blogs, and continue to hope and pray for the best for him.

Love always,
Brooke Nakagawa
(Ron & Vickie's Daughter)