Thursday, September 23, 2010
My Confidence Has Been Shaken!!!
We are back in the hospital and have started round 4 of chemo. But I have to admit that my positive attitude has been wavering a bit lately. A few days ago, another sweet girl with Ds, Lois relapsed. She had just completed the same treatment that Ella is undergoing a few weeks ago and was moving on with her life. Then suddenly and unexpectedly, she relapsed. She cruised right through her treatment just as Ella is doing with very few complications. She was considered 100% cancer free just 3 weeks ago. Now her family is dealing with how to get her back into remission and trying to find a bone marrow donor so they can do a bone marrow transplant. Of course the logical side of my brain tells me that this doesn't mean that the same thing will happen to Ella but this has definitely given me a reality check. Yes, our kids with Ds do generally fare better than their typical counterparts when it comes to winning the battle against leukemia, but there are no guarantees in this ugly world of cancer. So please, continue to pray for Ella to stay in remission as well as for successful treatment for darling Lois. And just as important, please register to be a bone marrow donor. It is very simple just go to this website and sign up. You never know who you may be able to help.
Please pray for this precious little girl!!!!