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  • Writer's pictureLyndsay

[Days -12 and -11] Pray, Wait, Trust



We are completely overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support we have received in the last two days. We knew leaving our home, and little boys without a return date would be gut-wrenching, but we weren’t prepared for the kindness we would be shown on the way out and upon arrival at the hospital.


We woke yesterday to a yard that had been “carded.” Carter’s smile was ear to ear. Little did we know that on the drive out of our community, we would be greeted by many neighbors, friends, teammates, signs, balloons, and even costumes! What a send-off for our family. Look closely at this photo, and you’ll see a rainbow. A dear friend gave me this sticker two days prior—a small yet powerful gesture. To us, a rainbow signifies hope. We have hope - we will pray, wait and trust.





In bone marrow transplant, the patient receives their “conditioning” during the negative days leading up to transplant day, which is day zero. We arrived on Sunday, which was day -12. We unloaded and settled into our room quickly. Carter received both blood and platelet transfusions to prepare for today. Today, day -11, Carter had his central venous line (CVL) placed. This procedure went well and was uneventful. He is now a bit sore, but nothing a milkshake hasn’t helped. He is the bravest boy we know.


We also had visits from physical therapy, nutrition, and the therapy dog, Aries. We are thankful for Aries already. He is a beautiful golden retriever who reminds us of our Millie.


Tomorrow will begin the ten days of conditioning. They won’t be easy, but Carter is ready to take them like Carter Strong!


You’ve heard it takes a village, and I believe we have the best one. From all corners of this country and overseas, our village is supporting us in all ways possible. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for lifting us in prayer and support. We feel it all.




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pixiesmith021
Aug 19, 2022

Laughter really is the best medicine! Keep the smiles and the faith! Thank you for the update Lyndsay, I know how hard that can be. We're sending love and prayers across the miles!


What kind of music do bunnies like?

Hip Hop!


What do rabbits say before feasting on your garden?

"Lettuce prey"


Some bunny loves you--ME!

Aunt Patty ❤️




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Cathi Martin Robinson
Cathi Martin Robinson
Aug 17, 2022

What a powerful send off! There is power in numbers and you all have so many people praying alongside and for you all! Carter is so strong but will be stronger on the other side of this. Trust that. Own that. Pray that. God, hear our prayers and heal Carter through this BMT. ✝️💕

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mgarring
Aug 17, 2022

You got this Carter! Your BTM team is cheering you on!

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jessica.arnold.6314
Aug 16, 2022

Ayden and I are cheering you on Carter! You’ve got this!!!!

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Andi Mahoney
Andi Mahoney
Aug 16, 2022

So many prayers as we hope, wait and trust in our good God to show up big. 🌈

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