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My Story

This is my daughter Serenity's story.



Serenity Grace Miller was born on November 9, 2007. She was a healthy baby 8 lbs 2 oz. She never got sick or anything (except for the occassional ear infection). Imagine my "surprise" when I discovered blood in her poop. I FREAKED!! I took her to the hospital, and they admitted her. A couple days later they diagnosed her with HUS(hemolic uremic syndrome). Her platelets went dangerously low to about 6,000, her spleen and liver were enlarged, her white cell count was high, and a bunch of other things were off. Well, her platelets went up, and they thought that she was in the clear. She would be fine, so we went home. And a couple days later we met with Dr.Hanson, oncologist. All the above were still abnormal. On November 3rd, 2008, she was diagnosed with JMML. My heart broke. My baby sick? That happens to other people's kids, not to me! I was devastated, and I think I was in shock until we found a donor. Then God gave me peace and determination to do whatever I can to get my baby better.

Imagine my "surprise" when I discovered blood in her poop. I FREAKED!! I took her to the hospital, and they admitted her. A couple days later they diagnosed her with HUS(hemolic uremic syndrome). Her platelets went dangerously low to about 6,000, her spleen and liver were enlarged, her white cell count was high, and a bunch of other things were off. Well, her platelets went up, and they thought that she was in the clear. She would be fine, so we went home. And a couple days later we met with Dr.Hanson, oncologist. All the above were still abnormal. On November 3rd, 2008, she was diagnosed with JMML. My heart broke. My baby sick? That happens to other people's kids, not to me! I was devastated, and I think I was in shock until we found a donor. Then God gave me peace and determination to do whatever I can to get my baby better. The love, support, prayers, and encouragement from my family and friends has been overwhelmingly appreciated!

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There will be a viewing on Tuesday 12-2 for family. And Serenity's funeral will be at 3 on tuesday you all are welcome to come. Read more

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There will be a viewing on Tuesday 12-2 for family. And Serenity's funeral will be at 3 on tuesday you all are welcome to come. Read more

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On Thursday at 3:16 pm my baby girl went to be with Jesus. Read more

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PRAISE GOD!!!!! HE IS MIGHTY AND POWERFUL!! Serenity's kidney and lung functions are looking better.....SHE'S ON THE MEND!!! She's starting to initiate her breaths! They ... Read more

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They took Serenity off of the oscillator today! And they put her on the conventional ventilator. She's doing really good!! They also took her chest tube out. So far so ... Read more

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Serenity had a good night last night! :) She is still making slow steady progress! woo hoo.....The docs are going to switch her over to a regular ventillator. That means ... Read more

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I am so so tired. Im tired emotionally, physically, mentally, and ever other "ally" imaginable. I try to sleep, but sleep only takes care of the physically and ... Read more

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Right now the main concern is Serenity's kidney function....more updates to come Read more

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Serenity's blood is no longer growing bacteria!! She is off her BP meds. (They will give them to her if she needs them again). She is still holding the course. As long as ... Read more

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I had the best nights sleep since thursday (it feels like forever). Serenity is still holding on strong. I haven't been in to see her yet. They are doing shift change so I ... Read more

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Serenity is still holding the course. Mom and Dad are sitting with her right now. I'm going to try to get some sleep while they are with her. Soren went home to get our ... Read more

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