Molly Bartel

First post: Aug 17, 2016 Latest post: Jan 22, 2021

During the week of August 4-12, our sweet Molly had developed a week long fever. This is nothing out of the ordinary for her to get a fever with some symptoms to follow.  The only other symptom Molly developed was a cough. During that week, when on Ibuprofen. ..One would never even know anything was wrong with her, because she was always up in spirits and ready to play. It wasn't until Friday, August 12 that I knew something more was wrong with Molly when we had a playdate set up with one of her best buddies. She was looking forward to playing all week and when the day actually came, she was just not being herself, and moreso, not playing with her friend.
We cut the playdate short and I got her into the Dr. right away. When there, the dr. did a normal checkup, followed by chest x-rays (because of her cough) and a finger prick to check her blood.  It was 2 hours later after her appointment  that I got the phone call that we got the news. 
Molly's blood counts are abnormally low, anemic and it could all be linked to Leukemia.
We were ordered to get to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee as soon as we could.

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