April 10th 2012 2:50 am
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this was from Marielles mommy .. her latest update from her journal
O.K. So they found out what the bacteria in her blood is and have it under control. The problem is that if it comes back it will attach to any foreign hardware and that means her port. Tomorrow morning surgery is scheduled to remove the port and it will be replaced with a PICC line in her right arm. They are hoping to schedule the bone marrow test this Friday but that all depends on her ANC recovering, today it's only 40.
She will get platelets first thing in the morning then on to surgery. She is doing fabulous, we talked this through and she understands. Her friend Julianna had a PICC line, so she has seen one and can relate it to someone she knows. In a month or two they will place a new port in the other side of her chest but we are just focusing on today.
Andrea stayed with her all day and then Marielle asked if she can spend the night with us tonight, so we've had a girls night and the boys are at home having a boys night.
While I was home today Marielle and Andrea had the princess treatment, they got hand massages, nails painted, received magic wands, American Girl paper dolls and other little goodies. I was able to spend a little time with Hudson before I came back up tonight, he was excited to have Dad all to himself tonight, so didn't mind me leaving.
Now I am ready for some sleep, which is hard to come by lately, but I'm sure once I close my eyes I'll pass out.
I'll update again tomorrow after the surgery. Thanks for all of your prayers!! xoxoxoxo
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We will be praying for her surgery. Thank you for the update.
sending tons of love,Mazy
Oh how I wish you had really good news to report on Marielle - we will continue to pray for her recovery.
Hugs and kisses,