Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your prayers, support and words of hope and encouragement.
“On Wednesday Kelsea took Nora to urgent care with what we thought was just a normal ear infection. While there Kelsea noticed some red dots on her head and the doctors drew some blood to run some tests; she was givin the all clear. Later that night, Kelsea received the worst call any parent could dream of, Nora’s white blood count was high, they think its leukemia and we needed to get to the hospital as soon as possible. The next 12 hrs was a blur of doctors, nurses, tests, and surgery. The diagnosis confirmed our fears, leukemia, more specific A.L.L leukemia. The treatment plan is we will stay at the hospital for a minimum of 5 weeks, with a regiment starting with steroids and then chemotherapy, with the goal to be in remission in 2 years. While this might be the scariest and most helpless feeling we could imagine, we are blessed to be surrounded by an amazing group of nurses and doctors. Its been evident since birth that Nora is a fighter, wether she’s fighting naps, or taking binkies, or fighting to get anything in her mouth. We appreciate all your thoughts and prayers. Love Kelsea and James”
The treatment started on Thursday and will continue for 5 weeks. James and Kelsea will be staying with her. It's really hard to keep everyone up to date so were thankful to have caring bridge. Nora and parents sleep anytime they can get and texting will wake them up. Nora's room is on a germ free floor and were not sure how we will do visits yet. So please don't just come to the hospital.Were hoping we can figure out a way for visitors because James and Kelsea need the love and support.
On Easter James fell and broke his foot and had surgery on the same day we received the news about Nora. James has to stay off his foot for 6 weeks. This coupled with the fact he wants to be there for Nora and Kelsea, we don’t know yet when he can return to work, He's the main bread winner. Praise God Kelsea's school is working with her to allow her to stay with Nora. She will graduate on time! You can't send flowers to this floor but many of you asked what you could do. We set up a go fund me page on this site where you can donate to help cover some of their expenses or even help with meals.
We will post updates, pictures and prayer request.Please pray for every child in this hospital as you pray for our sweet Nora.
He's in the waiting, Love, Danna Matthew 4:23-24
Edit: wanted to let anyone know that is trying to donate to nora. You have to go to “ways to help” that will send you to a go fund me page. They also have a “tribute” tab that a donation goes to caring bridge. Not trying to deter donations to them but just want everyone to know, its a bit confusing.