I still haven’t gotten any sleep since my last post. I haven’t seen Alexis and Ashley since 9 AM this morning but from what I have heard via text message updates, she is doing well. Today she underwent a bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap to confirm what the doctors believed to be Leukemia. There were two possibilities, A.L.M. (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) and A.L.L. (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). The latter is the better of the two. Alexis has been diagnosed with A.L.L.
Alexis will begin Chemotherapy tomorrow for one full week. After that week, they will pull more bone marrow and do other tests to determine where to go from there.
They have a long road ahead of them, but as her Aunt says, “Lexi is a fighter with her Daddy’s bullheadedness…” Continue to pray for strength, understanding, and rest for all those involved.
I also would like to ask for prayer for myself. Due to Alexis’ immune system being week, they have her on a germ watch, meaning that anyone with even a runny nose can’t go near her. I have a slight cough; therefore I can’t go visit her or Ashley. I feel completely and utterly helpless and I can’t seem to calm down about it. I want more than anything to be able to be there by Ashley and Alexis’ side for as long as I can be, but I can’t be until I beat this sickness. So please pray that I can recover with supernatural speeds so I can be back by their side. Thank you so much for your incredible outpouring of cries, thoughts, and prayers to God.