On October 26th, 2010, at 9 weeks old, Phoebe Rose was diagnosed with high risk MLL + Infantile Leukemia. On November 18th 2015 , she took her last breath. This is her story of hope and love in the face of cancer and despair. Phoebe always brought the joy and continues to inspire us to make a difference. It is best read from the beginning. Thank-you for visiting.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Just keep swimming

A short update. Phoebe's MRI looks better. The spots are still there but according to the neurologist there is improvement. We are anxiously waiting for bone marrow results and we should know those on Monday. 

There is a lot going on and it is overwhelming and so difficult. There are still no clear answers as to why Phoebe is so sick. All of the tests sent for viruses and fungus have so far come back negative, but they are still looking. Phoebe is still having fevers. She is completely neutropenic. She is not herself. She is tired, weak, upset, and irritable. She hasn't sat up or got out of bed since last week and we are hanging on and desperate for some sign that our girl is getting better. 

Phoebe has been watching Finding Nemo on repeat for the past two days. This is a pleasant and surprising change from her usual pick of Frozen and Brave and we are so very happy and thankful to watch with her as last week we were desperate to see her eyes. The message in Finding Nemo is clear - Just keep swimming. Have faith. Never give up.

Choose hope. 

Phoebe is with us today because we have done just that. 

Please keep Phoebe in your prayers and thoughts. Please visualize healthy cells and a strong and healthy Phoebe. She is the bravest and strongest girl I know and she is working so hard to get better. 

Just keep swimming Phoebe. Just keep swimming. 

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