Saturday, April 28, 2012

DRIP, DRIP, DRIP....The chemo continues.  Today was day seven for Lexe.   We have not blogged for awhile sorry.  Lexe has had a rough time over the last couple of days.  The chemo is starting to take its toll on her.  She has suffered from headaches, fainting spells, and most recently an infection that have all added up to a period of very high fevers.  Last night she got up to 102.6 degrees which is not good.  She was given many doses of IV antibiotics and two blood transfusions.  However, Lexe had a good day today.  Mackenzie, her older sister, turned 19 yesterday and today we celebrated with pizza and cake.  

Yesterday, we received great news.  A preliminary analysis of Lexe's bone marrow showed that she should respond favorably to the current treatment plan.  No need to think about a bone marrow transplant at this time.  

We are overwhelmed by the support that we have received.  We are blessed to live in such a great community.  

Lexe spending time with a comfort dog Annie.
Annie is a Golden-doodle.

Lexe and her U fo A coach Lisa Oyen.  We can't say enough about the U of A.
They are standing strong behind Lexe.

Alta art history students lit a candle for Lexe today
 at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.

6 comments:

  1. Great news for the end of an overwhelming week for all of you. The Gibb family continues to pray for Lexi and all of the Selman's. Please wrap your arms around each other from us.

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  2. We are praying for you, Lexe! We know you are a tough, competitive young lady who makes any opponent, including cancer, tremble when they go against you. We know it's tough but call on all your reserves - you'll whip this thing! - Don and Lucille Olsen

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  3. Hi Lexe! Great news that you don't need a BMT right now! Also, congrats on your graduation!
    I do go to alta and I have a sense of what you and your family are going though. About a year ago my grandpa was diagnosed with stage 4 AML. He is in remission right now. If you would like to talk to him at all, let me know! Im sure we could work something out. Stay strong and keep fighting girl:)
    -Laura Larson

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  4. Hi Lexe! I came here through the She is Our Angel blog. I am so unbelievably sorry about your cancer diagnosis! Unfortunately I can relate. I was diagnosed with ALL last June, shortly after my junior year of college. The cancer was very aggressive and I endured 7 months of aggressive chemotherapy. It has been a long journey but I am now living a relatively normal life. I have just started blogging about my experience, and will touch on just about every aspect about the cancer journey a young woman experiences. Continue to stay strong and be brave! You can kick this!

    Aisha Khalifa

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  5. I'm sorry it's been a rough few days. That chemo is such nasty stuff...it was always interesting the love/hate relationship we had with it. We were so grateful there was something that would save Brinley's life, but it was so hard on her body I hated it. That is GREAT, WONDERFUL news that she doesn't have to go to transplant and the current treatment plan should be enough. What a relief to hear. One day at a time Lexe. Even one minute at a time. You got this. XOXOXO

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  6. Hi Lexe, it was so good to see you on Saturday! Here's a little update from things here at home. We went over for a visit to your house tonight, Logan and Colby started wrestling around when out of nowhere, Colby had a slight "wardrobe malfunction" Let me just say that the kid is ripped! There were also some impromptu impersonations from prophets to movie stars and some local ledgends. It was a lot of fun!
    See you soon

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