Please pray and/or send positive thoughts to Taylor. Taylor just turned 4 a few weeks ago, and is already fighting for her life. She was diagnosed with leukemia (AML) in October, and received a bone marrow transplant a few weeks ago. She's currently in remission, but unfortunately has developed a horrible infection. Taylor has been in excruciating pain for two weeks now. Even with a plethora of drugs being pumped into her tiny body, this pain has not subsided.
She woke up this morning with a fever over 104*. The doctors now say she has sepsis. Her blood pressure has been dipping, as well as her oxygen levels. They are contemplating a breathing tube.
Please send love, light and healing vibes to surround sweet Taylor and her family. The next 24 hours, as well as the next few days, are going to be so critical.
I met Gina (Taylor's mama) when I was pregnant with Abbie on a March 2005 parenting board. Even though we are hundreds of miles apart, we have shared pregnancy pains, birth stories, sleepless nights, breastfeeding issues, hearing "mama" for the first time, first birthdays, potty training woes, toddler troubles & triumphs and so much more all over the internet. She has "watched" Abbie grow up, as I have Taylor. And it's so, so hard to watch Taylor go through this. I can't even begin to imagine what Gina must be going through. I feel so helpless I sit by the computer, hoping for a positive update.
However, my friend Amy said this "None of us our powerless right now, we all have the most powerful thing of all, hope, love and prayer. So while we may feel like we are not doing anything, indeed we are doing the most important thing for them."
So, again, I ask, no BEG, you to please keep Taylor in your thoughts. She WILL beat this. She WILL fight this infection. Her little body WILL heal, and she WILL soon be as physically strong, vibrant and energetic as her spirit is.
Here is her CaringBridge journal, http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/taylorjones. Please check it out for updates, photos of Princess Taylor, and donation info. Don't forget to sign the guestbook!