Emma Rose Paulson

First post: Jan 18, 2012 Latest post: Nov 22, 2018
Hi Everybody!

 Thanks for reading my Caringbridge website. I love the comments,  and I am so grateful for all of the prayers! I can't believe I have over 1,000 views in a week! So here is my story. A few days after Christmas I was at a friend's house when I started to feel really tired and light headed. I thought nothing of it at first...maybe it was just too much candy...but over the next few days and weeks, the dizziness was getting so bad it was hard to stand up. Also, my mom started to notice how pale I was. I had no color in my face and my lips were almost white. It wasn’t until last Tuesday when everything really hit me and I stayed home from school so my dad could take me for a doctor visit. They took a blood test and said that I was severely anemic. They also said it was very possible that I could have Leukemia. They sent us down to Children’s Hospital where we met my mom and we went into a room to talk to a doctor. He took another blood test and said that he was positive I had Leukemia. The nurses and doctors were all so nice and caring and I felt so safe and comfortable. The next morning, I had a bone marrow aspiration and a spinal tap to see which type of leukemia I had. They told me I had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  This is the type of Leukemia which they know the most about and is the most treatable. Last Thursday I had my first chemo treatments.  So far I haven’t felt sick at all. I have been here for 10 days but I am packing up to go home this afternoon- after another chemo treatment and spinal tap!  I can't wait to finally be at my own house,in my own bed, be with my family, yes even Millie! and to be able to eat food OTHER than the hospital food. That was fun for about a day(: I just want to thank you all for all your prayers, cards, visits, support, and gift baskets. I am so blessed to have you all in my life.

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