Annaleise Sisneros Annaleise’s Journey

Annaleise was born with AML and her case of acquiring it was rare.. When she was born we noticed different spots on her body that the nurses believed to be Mongolian marks and flagged no concern.. After a week passed, we noticed at her pediatrician appointment that the spots began to multiply and some of them started to blister up.. the pediatrician thought it was a dermatology issue and referred us to talk to a dermatologist.. the blisters were getting bigger and bigger.. on her head, mouth and arms.. I knew something was wrong and the dermatologist couldn’t get us in for 6 months.. it wasn’t until her 2 week check up that her pediatrician agreed that something was wrong and sent us to the hospital.. after some test were performed she was diagnosed with leukemia and we were devastated.. She was born with 550,000 white blood cells and a normal baby only has 20,000.. for the first few days blood transfers where done.. that’s when they took out bad blood and replaced it with good blood to get it in a safe range to start chemotherapy.. her first round of chemotherapy was scheduled for 10 days.. she only made it 7 days and had fallen in critical condition.. she was sedated for a month until she recovered for a second round of chemotherapy.. after the second round and and a lumbar puncture that we found out she is in remission.. After 2 more rounds of chemo and 5 months stay in the hospital, We were able to go home. Annaleise is a year old now and is loving life with her two sisters Aalyiah and Aubrianna.

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