Molly was just 2 years old when diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We noticed a few petechiae on her back and went to see her pediatrician. Two days later she was having surgery to have a mediport placed and starting chemotherapy.
The first few months were horrible. She lost the ability to walk or even sit up due to the steroids she took daily. She was a zombie and didn't talk or smile. It was so sad to watch her so lifeless. Often times we cried and cried and felt helpless.
Things did improve though with physical therapy and when the steroids stopped. She received treatment for 2.5 years. This included spinal taps, intravenous and oral chemo, and many many blood draws and blood transfusions. We spent several nights in the hospital with fevers.
She finished her treatment on October 6, 2013 and is doing amazing. She now follows up every two months and gets blood work. She is cheerleading and starting kindergarten in the fall.