Yesterday (it seems like much longer ago) John took Erin to do a blood test. Our Pediatrician, Dr. Ryan Bell, wanted to do the test because we kept finding bruises all over her body. I also noticed that her skin was looking more translucent so I was worried she was anemic again. 2 hours after her blood was drawn John got a call from Dr. Bell. He told John that she showed early signs of leukemia and that he was going to call Primary Children's Hospital and have her admitted. We had all our bags packed and we were gearing up to leave for Bear Lake. We took the swimming suits out and put more clothes in our bag for a long hospital stay.
Within 10 minutes of our chat with Dr. Bell we had family at our home. It was so comforting to have immediate support from our family. John, Erin and I recieved beautiful blessings of health and comfort. We are thankful that our earthly and heavenly family is around to help us bear this burden. We are thankful to Aunt Emarie for teaching a few last minute piano lessons, we are thankful for Grandma & Grandpa Swenson for taking our two oldest kids to their home, we are thankful for all the phone calls, messages, fasting, and prayers.
Tags: "Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia" "AML" "Leukemia" "M7" "Acute Megakaryocytic Leukemia"