day 4 update: tired and terrified

After I posted today, I got Mollie ready for bed and helped her brush her teeth.  Her gums were bleeding a little, probably because her platelet counts are low and she hasn't brushed for a few days.  She just lost it, and so did I.  She said she is so tired of all the "ugly" things (bleeding gums, rash, etc.) that keep happening to her in the hospital.  It is beyond hard to see your child suffering and to be helpless to stop it. I can't stand it! 

Then, to top it all off, she spiked a fever of 102.6 just as I was leaving.  Honestly, I am terrified.  I'm taking a deep breath and I will try to get a good night's sleep.  We could use some prayers, good luck, and patience. Tomorrow is a new day (hopefully one filled with a positive ANC).


  1. Dear King Family X 5,
    We wish we could reach through this computer line and give each of you a HUGE Hug, but we can't. Our thoughts and hopes are with you.
    Phil & Holly

  2. Oh we second that! Big hugs and positive thoughts from me and Aiden too!!!

    XOXO Devon

  3. Dear Sarah and Matt,
    I am so sad that this is happening. I am praying and letting all of our angels know to be with you tomorrow. I love you guys so much. Please keep us posted.
    Cousin Syl

  4. Oh no. Thinking of you all and sending lots and lots of prayers and good thoughts. Ugh to rashes and bleeding gums. Hoping they go away really soon and that tomorrow is a much better day.


  5. I can really relate to your feelings. My daughter spiked fevers day after day in the hospital, right at the very end of treatment. We didn't know the cause, she was off all chemo but her ANC was so low. It was a nightmare.

    Not fun, not comfortable, filled with terrifying thoughts and beeping machines and you are living in that small room while they poke at your child day after day...Aaaaaaugh! I get it! We were there for 11 long days.

    Just because it's the end of her leukemia treatment doesn't make it any easier than the beginning of treatment!

    Sending you lots of positive energy and more wishes for you all to get out of there as quickly as possible.

  6. Hold onto hope Sarah! All of us are out here holding on to you and Mollie so tightly, standing in trust and faith and love. Lavender has such a calming effect; hopefully it will bring a measure of peace to the night's sleep. Please let us know what is happening. I know you know that we are holding our collective breath with you... BIG hugs from my arms to yours, xoxoxo, Michele, Rowan's mommy

  7. Mollie -lots of prayers coming your way for you and your family. I'll check on you later. Mrs. Swenson

  8. Praying for you all, my heart is very sad that all of this is happening to you guys, it hurts that Mollie is so frustrated with it all. Praying for great counts, great news and a better day today.

  9. I am still praying for you and thinking of you. I don't even know you, yet wish there was something I could do to help. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult this must be for your family.



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