Monday, June 07, 2010

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First things first - the luau went pretty well. The stress over the last week definitely got to me and I spent some of the time in my room fighting off anxiety attacks, but for the most part, it was a success. I will post pics later.

The more important news. My 4 year old niece "M" was born with down syndrome. Last week she was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leuk.mia. She is a very very sick little girl right now. She was given blood transfusions last week and that helped her feel better until yesterday. She had an appointment this morning with the oncologist to get the treatment plan set up for her, but she was doing so poorly they have admitted her into the hospital again and are moving up the beginning of her chemotherapy to...TODAY.

She was supposed to go in on Wednesday to have a permanent IV port installed as she is looking at about 3 years of chemotherapy to beat this. Her chemo treatments were supposed to start on Wednesday as well, however due to her rapid decline over the last 24 hours, they are moving all of that up and are beginning treatment today.

Forgive me if I am not around a whole lot right now. I am completely terrified and devastated over this news. I live so far away from my sister and nieces, and all I want to do is just be there for them right now.

If you are the praying type, your prayers for my beautiful little niece would be appreciated.

11 comments:

Anna said...

Oh Nichole! I'm so sorry about your niece. I am close friends with a family who's son had lymphoma at the age of 5. He was also in my class the following year. I will keep her in my prayers. Can you tell me her first name?

Heather said...

I am praying. So very, very hard.

For all of you...

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

We had a wonderful time at the luau party. You know M is and always will be in my thoughts and prayers and if there is anything we can do please let us know. Love you babe.

Heather said...

I am so very sorry. Praying for strength and healing!

Miss Ruby said...

Nichole I am so very sorry.

I am not the praying kind but for you neice I will be happy to make an exception...

xxxxx

Soapchick said...

Here from L&F to let you know that you, your niece and your entire family are in my prayers. Stay strong for your family.

the misfit said...

I will be praying for your niece. I'm so, so sorry she's sick.

cowgirltn said...

Big prayers for your family and this precious little girl.

sonja said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Praying for your sweet little niece!

Kristina said...

Praying for you niece! She is a beautiful daughter of God and prayers will not be returned void!

addingtothepack said...

I am so sorry -- praying for your niece!