Monday, October 27, 2008

Hello Everyone,
I have just gotten back from the hospital. We have found out that she has Acute Bprecursor limphoblastic leukemia. She has been deemed for a more intense chemo because she is older than 10 years old. She and my parents have decided that is going to be a part of a research team to help future patients. Tomorrow she will begin more intense chemo, today was only a little bit into her spine. A lot of helpful extra information should be released by wednesday pertaining to the specifics of this type of leukemia.
As far as visiting, you saw in the other post that it is iffy, however, if we allow you to come starting SATURDAY november 1st, if you are entering the room you need to have had the flu shot. This needs to be the shot, not the new nasal flu spray. The nasal spray contains a live virus and even wiping your nose could spread it to her. The shot is not a live virus. So you need that in order to come or nurses will not let you in.
Also, all persons entering the room need to be above the age of fourteen. And no large groups.
Thank you all for the support and prayers,

*BTW, after the bone marrow aspiration and small chemo injection Liz was doing GREAT today, she was not tired or complaining of any pain. She rated it a 2 of 10 in her back.


Coach K said...

Go fight win
Go fight win
Swing it out and swing it in
keep up the step
Keep up the pep
And keep up your chinny chin chin

With love
The Steedly's

Sarge said...

Hey Liz,
Here are some verses that have helped me get through some tough times:
"The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him."
- Nahum 1:7

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
- Jeremiah 29:11

I am praying for you and so is the Cru Prayer Team here in Louisville. Be Strong and Courageous Liz! God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)

Scott Sargent

Jenn McD. said...

Hi Liz,
I've been praying this for you from ISAIAH 40 : The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

We love you,
The McDowells

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz,

My family and I are keeping you in our prayers and are hoping for a good recovery. You are such a great person and we'll be waiting for you when you return to school. Stay Strong! FIGHTING!!!!!!

The Ngo Family (Becky Ngo)