Wow, how quickly life can change. Over the Christmas holiday, Michelle & Kenneth announced to their parents & siblings the exciting news that they are expecting a baby (about 8 weeks). Michelle began to develop some odd symptoms of bruising of her leg, blood blisters in her mouth, and just feeling bad. Upon calling her OB's office on Tuesday when they returned from the break, she was told to go to the urgent care or ER for they were still in Michigan visiting her family. Long story short, they discovered Michelle's platelets being only 2,000 (normal is 150,000 to 450,000). After multiple tests Tuesday evening, they were given a diagnosis of acute leukemia on Wednesday morning. The doctors said that if Michelle did not begin treatment immediately, her chances of survival would only be 2 weeks to 2 months. Chemo began Wednesday afternoon to decrease the risk of Michelle having a brain bleed. Due to the harsh drugs that must be used, the baby will not survive. She will undergo a bone marrow biopsy today to determine the type of leukemia (will take 3-4 days to get the results). Michelle must stay in the hospital in Michigan for a month for this initial treatment. This caring bridge site has been created to keep family and friends updated. We know she is being surrounded by prayers, love, and hugs from so many. Please keep the prayers coming! Adult Visitors are ok and encouraged to boost moral. Due to the treatment and Michelle's immune system though, no kids and anyone that is feeling sick or has been around the sick should not visit. If you would like to send a get well card or a care package, please send it to the address below. The only thing she is not allowed to have is live flowers. Love to all!
Address at University of Michigan Hospital: Michelle Boone 8B UH room 8138 1500 E. Medical Center Dr Ann Arbor, MI 48109