Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day 6

Bone marrow said the her leukemia is AML Leukemia which means full inpatient treatment. She will be here for at least 4 weeks probably 5.

We started Chemo therapy right away last Wednesday.

Today is Sunday and we are having some visitors and a friend and coworker of mine is coming to take some pics while we all look like we're used to. But they gave Beej some benadryl and in hospital amounts so she will be sleepy and groggy. Sort of like if you tried to wake someone up who's been on nyquil for a couple of hours. I hope we can get a shot or two despite the fact that I need my roots done so bad!! They are 2 fingers wide now! Hope photoshop can fix that!

She is on her 2nd transfusion at the moment which sounds scary but actually helps her feel so much better.

There are several rounds of chemo she will have to go through to clear the disease and go into permanent remission. She will get to go home for a week or two in between but will be here for the most part for 5 months. I will go back and forth and do the best I can to still make a living.

I have such a strong church family that I know we will certainly always eat :) and I will have all the moral support I need as well as rides anywhere I need to go.

It will be such a long spring and summer. Please keep us in your prayers!

Monday, March 14, 2011

day 1

All checked in and her bone marrow biopsy is taken and she's back in the room to see what is next. So some waiting for the moment.

Biopsy actually went very smoothly. She went through it like it was nothing. :) Hope that's a terrific omen.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Difficult News

My Oldest Angel has been diagnosed with leukemia. Treatments start tomorrow.

Please pray for healing, strength, and peace for us.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Just a quick catch-up

I'm heniously behind in my photo taking. I do have some to post one of these days.

Brittany has to go see a neurosurgeon and is also scheduled to see a hematologist. Both at the University of Iowa. She has a malformation in her brain which may or may not need surgery.

Right now she seems to have contracted mono although she is testing negative for it. She has all the symptoms however except tenderness near her spleen. She's slept about 18 hours a day for 2 days.

Mono I can deal with. Even while moving.

That is the other really big news!

We are getting all moved. I'm taking photos of the house as it is now with stuff mixed all over the place between the two houses. It really is chaos!

And possible happy times on the social front. But I don't want to jinx it just yet.

Once I find out what the experts think on Beej I will be so relaxed I may not be able to function! I feel like poor Catherine is existing in her own little bubble and want to make sure she know we aren't forgetting she's about to turn 16!! :)

 I'll try to start keeping up a little bit better. No promises tho

Till tomorrow's (or close) folly!