Lexi Isaac

First post: Jul 6, 2019 Latest post: Jul 29, 2021
Lexi started getting a cold on Tuesday June25,2019. Just the common cold. Nothing to abnormal or worry some. Coughing. Runny nose. Headaches. On Friday she started running fever. A high fever of 39*C. We started to worry. We can count on one hand the fevers Lexi has had. Saturday her fever was still raging. And she was coughing more and very congested. Hardly eating or drinking. We started entertaining the thots of pneumonia...decided to see how she was by Sunday. I gave her Tylanol and Advil Sunday morn because her fever was so high again. Scott and Jaide were getting ready for church and suddenly Lex blurts out in total Lex fashion, that shes going to sunday school. I raised my eyebrows and had qestions but away she went. By Sunday late afternoon we decided to take her in to ER in Vanderhoof. She was burning up with fever and her breath had an insanely strong smell and she was coughing and so congested. Her breathing was labored. In ER they did the norm. Checked her ears. Nothing there. Checked her throat. Just alittle red. Her lungs were clear. Felt her stomach. Said all was good. Took her temp. It was 39.4*C. Told us they had no idea where her fever was coming from. Checked for bladder infection. Nothing. So they gave her tylanol and ordered some bloodwork. After 2.5hrs her temp had come down to 38.4. So not much. And the bloodwork results were back. They said her bloodwork was not normal. Platelets were down. White blood cells were elevated. Red blood cell count was down. But they told us they thought it was a viral infection and sent us home. I was not relaxed bout that. At all. We went home and I slept with Lex. She was burning up all night even with advil and tylanol and she had very labored breathing. I hardly slept. First thing Monday I took her in again. They did they same checkup except not the bloodwork. Said viral again and sent us home. The rest of the day she was miserable. Fevered. When she slept we could hear her breathing through out the house. In the eve,out of desperation and this feeling that something was seriously wrong, I got in contact with my Doctor, Dr Douwette Coatzee. I asked her if she would ever take a peek at the bloodwork that Lex had done in ER. She said she would the next morn. I got a call shortly after 8 Tues morn saying my doctor wanted to see Lex in acouple hrs. Dr Coatzee did the same checkup routine amd said the same as we’d been hearing EXCEPT when she checked her stomach. She felt and measured and measured and felt. Then told me “I’m feeling something. Her liver is enlarged. I’m going to call the pediatrician in Prince George.” She came back and said we needed to head into Prince George. Right away. At that point I was quite concerned,but Leukemia had never crossed my mind. Lex was healthy. Nver been to ER before. Never been on antibiotics. I was SO wrong. We arrived at Prince George hospital and the nurses were waiting for us. Dr. Ableson was there shortly to do an assesment. It took him bout 5min. Then he sat down in his chair, looked us straight in the eyes and said “Your daughter has Leukemia. I am about 100% sure of that.” The shock in that moment was more then I’d ever experienced. The room was silent. He said he was sorry. I looked at Scott and we wept. Dr Abelson said he was going to arrange Air Transport to Childrens in Vancouver. Myself and Anja flew with Lex. We arrived in Van around midnight. Kevins drove down with Scott. They left that night yet. And here we are now for the next 8months. And the total duration of the treatments are 2.5years. They told us when we arrived in Van Lexis platelets were at 6. Normal is 180.....she is one sick little girl. Scotts folks arrived today,July 5, and brought Jaide. It’s so good to all be togther again. But the challanges are there and we have no idea how we will navigate this all. But God is faithful. We are grateful and overwelmned with all the love and support we have received. Thankyou everyone. And please walk with us as we start this journey with our precious little Lex.

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