My little granddaughter, Lily, went through over 2 years of daily chemo - lots of spinal chemo and IV chemo in her battle against leukemia. She finished treatment in February 2011 and has been doing so well. She's 11 years old now. At her last checkup, her blood counts were low - and so the doctor wanted her to return in one month - rather than wait for her regular appointment in two months. However, this past week she's been complaining of back pain. Back pain was the major symptom she had when she was first diagnosed in 2008. So the oncologist said she needed to get her blood checked TODAY. My daughter has gone to pick Lily up from school and take her for the blood check.
I am so scared that she is relapsing. The protocol for relapsed leukemia is so much harder than the initial protocol. She has already gone through so much - and lost a year and a half of school. I know that no matter what happens, we will get through it. I am just heartbroken that she may be facing this awful beast again - and I'm praying so hard that there is some other explanation for the low blood counts and back pain. We would appreciate the prayers of anyone who is so inclined. I will update the thread when we get the CBC results. Thanks.