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.
Posted by Selman at 4:59 PM