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Support Sophie

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Raised by 496 people in 9 months
Created May 19, 2017
Last night at 3:43 am I received a phone call from not only one of my best friends but my soon to be sister-in-law, Shelby Skiles. Shelby and Jonathan's daughter, Sophie, had been having problems with her breathing the past couple months and had been hospitalized for breathing treatments and steroids. This time at 3:43 am it was different. Sophie had been admitted to Children's hospital in Dallas and was diagnosed with T-Cell lymphoma and a tumor on her heart that is the size of a baseball. We are needing all the love, support, but mainly prayers we can get. Prayers that the Lord places his healing hands on that sweet baby girl and gives her the strength to fight and win this battle. Sophie has been a fighter since day one and we know she will continue to fight until she prevails. If you are able, please help us raise money for the many medical bills and expenses that Jonathan and Shelby will be accumulating. Sophie will continue to be hospitalized to undergo chemotherapy and many other possible procedures.

Like Sophie loves to say "God is bigger!"
Thank you.









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I wasn't really planning on sharing this yet but, it's not changing anytime soon so I guess I better get it over with. Today we had someone buzz our baby's head. Her very first haircut ever was met with fear and anxiety. She screamed in Jonathan's lap the whole time and I cried. She got over it pretty quickly- fell right to sleep afterwards and hasn't really said anything about it at all tonight. I am glad it's over but, it'll take some getting used to.
Today wasn't as smooth as yesterday. She was pretty cranky and is back to hardly eating. The feeding tube was mentioned again today. So we'll see what comes of that. Her ANC is still 0 and I'm about ready to throw a big pointless fit. It's pointless because the doctors can't give us an answer as to when it'll go up. Every kid is different and every cancer is different. So we keep waiting. Please keep praying.

1. ANC to skyrocket so we can go home.
2. No fever no diaper rash.
3. Appetite and energy to go up!

#BTHOshonda #SophieTheBrave #GodisBIGGER #LymphomaSucks
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I haven't updated this in awhile so I thought I'd post something brief!
Day 69 since diagnosis. Inpatient at Children's Day 17.

We were admired 17 days ago for fever and low immune counts. Sophie has shown no signs of infections but, we just can't seem to get her immune system to kick back on. She's gone a bit downhill since being here- won't eat, no energy, and keeps running fever off and on so they have to keep putting her through rounds of tests for fungal infections. All have been negative so far but, she understandably over it. We are praying that her counts start to go up this week so that maybe we can get out of here and get home together again!
Sophie and Blair the therapy dog
On a midnight walk with out sunglasses
Just not feeling so hot
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7 week update

It's been 7 weeks since the ER trip that sent us to Dallas and 6 weeks since diagnosis. Sophie is doing so well!! We've had a few small bumps but overall she is truly a champ! She hasn't gotten sick one time and pretty much plays like a normal 2 year old. The only difference is that she takes 2-4 medications a day, her sleep and appetite are way off, and we have to drive to Dallas once a week for spinal taps and chemo. We are still so truly thankful for all that God has blessed us with. A relatively healthy baby, all things considered, a shrinking tumor, and a network of the most caring and giving friends, family, and strangers!! We face a pretty hard road but, at the end of it we will have our healthy baby back and that's what's important!

Love, Shelby
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One month and 2 days in Dallas.

We have been at the Ronald McDonald House for almost 2 weeks. The doctors released us from the hospital but didn't want Sophie too far away. We've pretty much just been hanging out and letting Sophie rest. The plan right now is to redo the CT scan on Friday to see if the tumor is gone. She's also getting another spinal tap and bone marrow biopsy on Friday to make sure the cancer is still not in those places. The goal of Friday is for us to finally GO HOME after the procedures.
Day at the Dallas World Aquarium
Getting discharged from the hospital
Chunky steroid cheeks
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