Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Well, good times didn't last long...

We need some prayers and positive thoughts our way if you are so inclined. We have been at our local children's hospital today with our granddaughter Miss R. She has been sick for a week and because she got so pale during Easter festivities, they took her in for a blood test.

Her hemoglobin count was so low, they were advised to go directly to emergency room. They have done tests all day and most likely she will undergo a blood transfusion tomorrow. They are hopeful they can rule out leukemia (!!!) but right now we are just in a waiting game.

The best case scenario is that some sort of virus caused the drop and her body is still capable of creating new cells. Of course we are all scared as the doctors are quite concerned. She is not in any pain and is smiling and eating (good sign!), although you can imagine putting an IV in a two-year-old.

Miss CC was absolutely wonderful with her putting her arm around her and taking care of her. This is major as hospitals are notoriously too loud and too many people for her to be able to relax. I was incredibly proud of her.

It was hard to see such a little one so pale and hooked up to machines. Her parents are both with her and were able to take off work today and as many days as needed going forward and are staying in room with her. They seem to be handling everything with strength. What else can you do?

Mr. C leaves tomorrow for NY so I will go back to hospital tomorrow while CC is in school.

A very hard day here, folks.


tulipmom said...

I'm so sorry to read this. I'll be thinking good thoughts for all of you, especially your granddaughter.

How wonderful that CC was able to be so supportive despite being in an environment that's usually hard to tolerate.

kristen said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope you will have good news for us soon, and in the meantime, I'm sending you a hug.

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Keeping your family in my thoughts. I hope we hear some good news.

dancingmom said...

OMG this is awful. Many prayers coming. You know where to find me if you need me. (((HUGS)))

karen :-(

Sarah said...

Oh wow. Many prayers coming your way.

(74tiger on LJ)

HRH said...

So sorry. Sending prayers.

spinning in our own direction said...

sorry to hear about this hard time in your family.. We will keep you guys in our thougths and prayers.