"Grieving the loss of a child is a process, it begins the day your child passes and ends the day the parent joins them."

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sweet Carly

I guess my first post will be about our sweet little Carly. Much to our surprise, she was born with Down syndrome. Although I wouldn't trade Carly for the world. I would, if I could, take away all of her health issues. Although, she does seem to march through it all with flying colors.
After just saying I would take away all of her health issues, I realize that I would and do say the same exact thing with my other two kids. So, all in all NO, I wouldn't trade one darn thing about Carly. She is who she is and we LOVE her to pieces.
Last week was a rough week. Carly had some sort of viral bug causing quite a bit of diarrhea for 10 days. . . ugh! We also had to go to the Oncologist and Cardiologist on the 14th. Carly's platelet count was kind of low. Not something you want to see after battling leukemia. However, all of her other blood counts were great. Her blood did show that she had a viral bug present. The doc thinks that maybe why the lower platelet count surfaced. We pray that's why.
On the 21st Carly will go back for another CBC (complete blood count) to check how her platelets look. They really need to show some recovery. If they do, we will chalk it up to the nasty viral bug she had. If they don't, then we will be chatting with the doctor on just what needs to happen next. Please pray for Carly and our family. I really don't want to think about what may happen if her platelets don't recover.


Mommy to those Special Ks said...

ohhh we will be praying hard! I know that's always a HUGE fear for us too!

Becca said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog! Carly's a cutie! I'll hope for a good outcome on the 21st...I can't even imagine how terrifying that must be. By the way, thanks for telling me what CBC stands for (I never knew! LOL)!

Beth said...

So glad to have found your blog! And so glad you're writing your story! I will be praying for Carly's bloodwork to show a HUGE rebound in platelets.

I look forward to getting to know you and Carly through your blog.