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Nov 12, 2016
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For three weeks Sophia had suffered from a low grade fever, ranging from 101-104. We administered two rounds of antibiotics with no success in reducing her fever. At our wits ends we had her blood tested and it showed a viral suppression. We were given the okay to continue our vacation plans and travel to Mazatlan, Mexico (yes we're idiots) and to simply keep her comfortable and to follow up with her pediatrician upon our return. As we traveled to Mazatlan her blood tests were reviewed by a hemotologist-pathologist who insisted we immediately return home. After only 36 hours in Mexico and no tan lines to show for it, we made arrangements and flew back home (never ever fly US Airways...) From the airport we went directly to Presbyterian hospital in downtown Albuquerque where the pediatric intensive care staff anxiously awaited our arrival. After a battery of tests Sophia was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. So far she's been a trooper and handling it as best any 7-year-old (almost 8!) would.