Friday, May 7, 2010
News about Sweet Ella Grace and not the news we were all hoping for ....
Time to rally the troops folks,for our Sweet Ella Grace and her family are going to need us.All of us, and most especially our prayers.I have spoken to Denise several times today and it looks as though Ella has indeed transitioned to Leukemia.Not the news they were hoping for,to say the least.Today's lab results,along with yesterday's, points in that direction.Because Ella was born with Transient Myeloproliferative Disorder,just as Zoey was,she was at 30-50% increase chance of developing leukemia and of course we were all praying she would fall in that OTHER set of statistics.As I write,Ella is having a chest x-ray and her little body is being prepped for a Bone Marrow Biopsy in the morning.From there will come a game plan.
You know,this world and how very connected we are,is an amazing,amazing thing.Denise contacted me way back when.Long before she had a blog.One day she was googling TMD and found Zoey's blog.She emailed me with questions and of course pictures,of the beautiful Ella.I was more than happy to answer her questions and I was even more in awe of this strong mommy,who wasn't afraid to ask,when I knew for a fact that I represented her worst fears.My child was in the midst of fighting full blown leukemia after being born with TMD.But I didn't scare her away,at least not yet ... who knows,she may soon become completely sick of hearing from me and listening to my vast plethora of leukemia knowledge.Not to mention I am only 1 1/2 hour drive away!No matter,I will continue to look at it as not being just a case of coincidence that Denise found us but rather our God being anonymous once again.
So there it is.So not the news I wanted to deliver.So not what I want Sweet Ella to have go through.But I do know this:with faith and hope and an abundance of prayers we,this community,will carry them.Just as you did for Zoey and just as you do for all that find themselves facing the seemingly insurmountable.
Denise sounds good.Really she does.A bit shell shocked as you can imagine but I told her once again how very proud I was of her.Her strength is already so evident and apparent.And as for Ella,Denise said after being poked and prodded and crying her eyes out from aforementioned poking and prodding,within minutes she was smiling and waving and charming everyone.Did we expect anything else?That face and that feisty spirit,will carry them through all of their moments.That, I speak from experience.
*Sidenote:Miss Zoey has either a Staph infection or MRSA,on her bottom,a few extra prayers for her would be appreciated .... never a dull moment!!