On Monday, October 16th, 2017, our 3 year old daughter, Sienna, was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). Her diagnosis was abrupt, unexpected, and took us by surprise. Quite frankly, it has broken our hearts.
We spent the first week after diagnosis in the hospital enduring many procedures and tests, as well as starting chemotherapy. This was very hard on her, as she understood very little of what was going on, why she needed to take so many medications, or why she required a multitude of tests and have an abundance of nurses and doctors around her day and night.
She's in the best age group and has all the right circumstances, so she falls into the best-case scenario for her diagnosis. If she responds well within the first month of therapy, her prognosis is very positive. We're hopeful her prognosis will remain positive as we continue to receive ongoing test results.
As many may imagine, this has been both life altering and devastating to us. We expect the first month post-diagnosis will be the most difficult as our family adjusts to tightly-controlled schedules, medication regimens, and countless trips to the hospital. We've been told that the first 6-8 months is by far the hardest! Overall, Sienna will be in treatment and ongoing chemo for at least the next 2.5 years.
Our sweet girl is strong, happy and full of life! We know that with these attributes - and the support of her family and friends - she'll make it through this.
Please help us keep our beautiful little spitfire as healthy as can be and in good spirits. We welcome any healing thoughts you can send our way, as we're determined to find the joy in each day!
All donations will go toward Sienna's ongoing medical costs and helping to keep her parents at her side.
Thank you for following along with us on this painful journey. We're so thankful for all your support!