This is how her cancer journey begins...Just before Christmas vacation in 2005...Sierra was complaining that her arm hurt. I thought she might have slept on it wrong and she thought a classmate of her's Sebastian did it. I thought ok...maybe Sebastian pulled her arm hard. I sent her to school and I was told to come get her that she had a fever. I ended up making a doctor's appointment for a Saturday (the next day) to nip whatever she was getting in the bud quick so she won't be sick for Christmas (little did I know what we were in for).
Sierra was not getting better...she was getting worse. I ended up back at the doctor's office and the doctor ordered a blood test stat. Well it didn't come back stat...unfortunately. In the meantime..they would be closed for Christmas so if Sierra got worse...I was to go to the emergency room. On Christmas Day...I ended up in the emergency room because now not only was the slight fevers not going away...she was not walking and when she did..she was in pain!! The hospital in Brandon misdiagnosed her..instead of a blood test..they decided to x-ray her feet and tell me she had plantar faciitis (I know I spelled that wrong). So...more Motrin (which when a child has leukemia...Motrin is bad because of the platelets and the risk for hemorrhaging)...but we had no clue what she had..so more Motrin it was.
Sierra kept insisting Sebastian did it...poor Sebastian...I told her no baby Sebastian didn't do it...
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
February 11, 1999 - May 3, 2008