Nora went to the doctor on May 8th, due to some oddities (pale skin, rash, and general discomfort) that we noticed. Her doctor ran some blood work and things didn't look as they should.
They immediately recognized the abnormalities and sent us straight to the University of Iowa Clinic Children's Hospital for further testing.
They put her through the ringer and poked her all over (blowing a few veins in the process).
A little after midnight the doctor pulled us aside and explained that Nora has been diagnosed with leukemia.
Today Nora is getting a bone marrow biopsy and lumbar puncture to help the doctors see what type of leukemia and at what stage and progression we are looking at. They will put a port in her, as well, to help alleviate the pokes and IV. She has been receiving blood transfusions and platelets to help bring her numbers to a more stable level for her operation.
It's hitting us like a wrecking ball. We know that it's in God's hand and we have faith. She's a tough kid and will fight hard. And we'll be here fighting with her. They're expecting us to be here for the next couple weeks, at the very least.
Send some prayers this way if you can for Nora. We could use all that we can.
We appreciate all of the calls, texts and emails of support.
For those that have been asking, Nora is at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital - room 1108.