Sunday, April 22, 2012

Well Lexe made the decision to cut her hair rather than wait for it to fall out.  Instead of going GI Jane she went with the bob look.  Our good friends, the Nielsen family showed up and Lindsay Davies gave the extreme makeover.  It was fun.  If Lexe's hair is long enough she will give it to Locks of Love program. 

Today was the real start of the journey.  Because of a low platelet count Lexe was given a platelet transfusion this morning.  The platelets will help Lexe's ability to control bleeding.  After the transfusion down to the OR for a bone marrow harvest, a spinal tap and placement of a Broviac central line.  She was given chemo into the spine to fight any leukemia cells that might be in the spine.  Thanks to a very tough headache Lexe was given a generous dose of morphine.  At around 8:00 pm the first round of chemotherapy begins.  

FIRST BIT OF GOOD NEWS!!!!!!  an analysis of the spinal fluid showed no signs of leukemia cells--hurray!

We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from family, friends and especially the soccer community.  All teams and clubs have now become one in our eyes.  As many of you know Lexe was suppose to report to the University of Arizona on July 8th to start her soccer career.  Lisa Oyen, the U of A head coach was blow away by the bad news.  She pledged to hold Lexe's scholarship until Lexe is able to play.  The entire coaching staff is the coolest! WILDCAT FOREVER.  Lisa is flying out this week to see Lexe.  

The first round of chemo will take 10 days.  Life is going to become more difficult for Lexe. 

We appreciate all the visits here at the hospital.  We would ask that you come in groups of 2.  Everyone will be required to wear a mask.  Please if your sick stay away for now and visit when your healthy.  Lexe will not have the immune system to fight germs.  

Okay then HERE WE GO the fight officially begins today.


  1. Lexe I know we don't talk much but I'm wearing orange tomorrow to support you! I just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers!

  2. Hey Lexe, Your an Inspiration... Your in My Prayers and I know that Heavenly Father will bless you and your family as you go through this trial. Your an example of courage and strength to me and I know that you can beat this,
    With Love,

    Zach Johnson

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  4. Hi Selman Family,
    We were sorry to hear about Lexi. Primary Children's is an awesome place. We have so much respect for the doctors and nurses in the oncology clinic as well as the ICS unit. They are very committed and diligent in taking care of our children. When I heard about Lexi I thought about a girl named Rachel who also had AML, she played volleyball for Mountain View High School. Her story is very inspiring, you can check her blog at
    Your family is our prayers.
    Love, The Kirton Family

  5. Hi Lexe,
    Your Dad told me the news yesterday and I wanted you to know that you already have a troop of prayer warriers here in Arizona praying on your behalf to help you through this trial. Be strong!
    God bless,
    Michael Ward

  6. Hi Lexe - I am a recently hired Account Executive in Phoenix and was with your dad last week here in Phoenix . . . I don't know you, but your dad gushed as he spoke about you. He told me of your strength, character and your soccer playing gifts. It is obvious you are loved by many - I will be thinking of you and praying for you every day . . . for strength, courage, comfort, wisdom, and love that surpasses our own understanding.

    PS . . . love the hair:)


  7. Lexe,

    Your Dad broke the news to us all here at Tall Tree this morning and I've been sitting at my desk, most of the day, wondering... "What do you say?" Even though I still have not come up with the answer to that question, I decided I would still post and let you know that you are on my mind and in my prayers. You are a beautiful person! Even being faced with the cards you have been dealt, you are still able to think of other people and perform the selfless act of cutting your hair to donate it. You truly are an inspiration! Stay strong!
    With Love,

  8. You go GIRL!!!!! Logan and I are cheering you on. We love you and your family so much! We'll come visit you soon!!!! You're amazing!!

  9. Lexe,

    Hey Girl idk if you remember me but it's Jessica Brooksby! I just heard the news about what you're going through right now and it made me sick. I remember all the great times we had playing ODP together and how amazing of a person and player you are!! I really wish you all the best with your fight. You're a very strong girl and I know you will beat this! You are in my prayers and I wish the best for you!! Stay strong, Love ya girl!!!

    Love, Jess

  10. Lexe,

    We hope today is going well for you. Just an update, after seeing Colby last night he promised me that he would no longer discuss ancient Chinese warfare facts with me if I promised him he could be Emmy's first date when she turns 16.....DEAL! Thanks Colby, FYI emmy doesn't know about this so keep it on the low down.
    Have a great night Lexe and fam.