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Monday, June 7, 2010

Bone Marrow Aspiration...Check!!!


Isn't my little sleeping beauty just precious??? This is what you look like when you have been given a little extra "feel good" juice. I am probably a terrible mom for saying this, but I can't help but laugh every time they sedate her because she giggles and smiles so cute as she is starting to get loopy. I can't tell you what a different experience this bone marrow aspiration was from all of the ones prior to the broviac line. In the past, we have spent at least an hour trying to get an IV in her arm BEFORE even getting to the bone marrow. This time, we just walked in, undid Ella's onesie and she sat there while the nurse injected drugs into her line. I HATE that we have to do this but anything to make it easier is simply wonderful. They had to give her a little extra sedation because the Dr. ended up having to do a second needle stick to access a better spot in the bone marrow and this took a little longer. All total, she was probably only out for about 20 minutes. It definitely took her a little longer to wake up this time. And then for the first 30 minutes or so, she is very wobbly. She would try to sit up and kind of fall over in the bed. Award winning mom that I am, I allowed her to hit her head on the side rail one time as she tipped over, resulting in a nice bruise next to her eye! It will be a few days before we get the results on the bone marrow but the good news is that her peripheral blood looks real good. Her immunities are building back up nicely and she continues to make platelets and hemoglobin on her own which means that the bone marrow is working as it should. Now we just wait to make sure that they don't see any more leukemia cells in that bone marrow. Please pray hard the next few days for REMISSION!!! Thanks.

Also, here is a video that I forgot to put on last night's post. We call this her strength pose. Usually she makes a grunting sound when she does it but of course wasn't doing it for the video.


23 comments:

Pallavi said...

Praying the results come back good..Lots of love sweet ella

Mel said...

She is so precious. All the best for those results :)

Tina said...

Awww just look at her all groggy and tired, don't like the reason behind looking that way but I can't help loving her even more.

Praying that everything comes back perfect, I know she's on a healing streak and things are going to go up up from here all in the good direction.

Lots of love to you and top our little warrior. Hugs and kisses

p.s. I haven't been able to watch the video but I'm going to come back and try again alter

Adam, Jaci, Grant and Grace said...

Praying as hard as we can that all is well. I love the video, too! Good luck!

Bulldogma said...

I'm SO happy to hear things went well with the bone marrow test! :o)

LOVE the video!! SO SO SO CUTE!!

Runningmama said...

Praying for remission! That video is priceless!

my family said...

So happy to hear things are going well. Love the video...I think I will take her when you get her all fixed (if she is for the taking) :)
I can only imagine how much fun William would have with her.What a cutie

The VW's said...

Praying for great results! She is precious!!! Hugs!!

Kelly said...

Praying ALWAYS for our Sweet Ella!! Denise, my boys LOVED this video as they are HUGE fans of Wrestling (yes them, not I...but that's what I get for having boys) LOL They are currently trying to come up with a wrestling name for her! I will let you know when they do...*sigh.........BOYS*

Happy to hear that everything wen well, without incident!! Thinking of you all :)

SymbyKids said...

She's beautiful--you're right, just like an angel. I too, hope all the results are great.

Kristin said...

Sounds like good news to me. PRAYING for REMISSION!

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

Come on REMISSION!!!!

I loved watching her do the "strength pose" when I visited her at CHOC and the video is just as cute. She always makes me smile!!!!

Continue enjoying the time at home and thanks for the updates!

Rochelle said...

Praying for remission! Love the video, too cute!

Becca said...

She is just soooooo precious!! Hoping for good results and remission!!!

Kelli said...

Awww....rest up cutie! Praying for good news!

kecia said...

she is so precious! we will pray for remission! I hope it is good news soon! I love all the pics of her at home! She looks so happy to be there!

Christi Harrison said...

praying for good news!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

i laughed out loud at the 'strength pose' - i wish i could hear her sound effect to go with it! praying for remission!!!!

Heidi said...

Praying so hard that the results are good!!

Sasha said...

Whatever makes the process easier. When you watch our children suffer we can be okay with the drugs to put them to sleep or numb the pain. Don't feel bad it is helping. It is a blessing that they are not awake or feeling the pain. Hoping for good news.

heidi marie said...

praying lots and lots for sweet ella. so glad to see pics of the sweetness at home playing hard again.

ParkerMama said...

Remission, baby!

Can't wait to hear the good news!

Your sweet and beautiful girl is a pure and total miracle!


Tammy and Parker
www.prayingforparker.com

Julie said...

Too Precious!!