Because of the great family, friends and community support we have been asked to create a page to keep everyone up to date on our journey. We appreciate everyone texts, calls, and emails, but sometimes we are unable to get back to you right away. We apologize in advance so here is a way to keep everyone updated as we truly appropriate all the positive comments and extra prayers.
On Saturday May 21st we took Sidney to the ER for a small cut on her foot that was causing her to not want to walk, a fever, and a bright red foot from falling on the cement Friday. We were placed on antibiotics and proceeded on with our activities. On Monday May 23rd we took Sidney back to the ER after several nose bleeds throughout the day. By the time we saw the doctor the nose bleeds had stopped and we were given a cream and back to our normal lives. On Tuesday May 24th our world turned upside down when the Doctors (and Friends) in the Palliative care office sent Amanda home from work after a friendly conversation about our kids to get Sidney and bring her back to the ER. Blood tests were done and we were transferred to Blanks children hospital for a Hgb of 4.7 along with several other labs that were extremely low. Wednesday May 25th Sidney received several rounds of blood and a bag of platelets before we were able to go for a bone marrow test that led to the diagnosis of B-cell Leukemia. Thursday May 26th Sidney had her port placed, a spinal tap with chemo into the spinal fluid and more platelets. Whats Next: Sidney will receive her initial IV chemo tomorrow while in the hospital. Once we get to go home from the hospital we will get to do the IV portion of the chemo in the Blanks oncology office on a weekly basis.
What we ask from you: God is the one person that is able to control our journey. If you have a few extra minutes of silence throughout your day please pray for Sidney and her great team of Doctors and Nurses that are here with us.Sidney is still her spunky fun self and this is what will be her biggest weapon against cancer. Just a small bump in the road!