Our 2 1/2 year old daughter Abigail was diagnosed at 2 a.m. Thursay morning, Feb. 24 with Leukemia. We had taken her in to the doctor and then the hospital because her leg hurt and she wouldn't walk. We went from probable toddler fracture to Leukemia in 2 hours. 13 hours later she was in surgery getting a permanant port, spinal puncture with chemo, and a bone marrow biopsy. Tomorrow or Sat. she starts 2+ years of cancer treatments. The success rate is roughly 80%.
One of the most unique things about Abigail is that she is an identical twin. Both twins have Down Syndrome. Because of this her twin Natasha has a 50-75% chance of getting it. If not now, eventually.
I wanted to start a blog that followed her cancer treatments and pointed out all of the positive things that can and will come from this experience. It has only been about 5 days since the diagnosis now and I can already see so many amazing things we have learned and little small miracles that have taken place. This blog is here to help me recognize and remember these experiences. Also, sometimes I need a little encouragement to look for the silver lining.