The Battle Returns
On December 8th she developed a fever and they decided to admit her to the hospital. She wasn’t feeling well during this time and began to lose weight. Her viral count was still rising as well. Then on December 17th we received the most devastating news, that they had found cancer cells in Laney’s blood again. We were told that if they treated the cancer with chemotherapy it would kill off any cells that were keeping the virus from taking over her body and she would die. And if they treated the virus the cancer would overtake her body and she would die. They estimated that she had a couple days to a week to live.
No parent ever wants to hear that there is nothing that they can do for your child. I will never forget that moment when my world was shattered and my heart broke. We made the decision to take her home. She hadn’t been home since July so it was important that she got to come home for her last moments of life surrounded by family and friends.
Laney was discharged from the hospital on December 19th the day before her 8th birthday. We celebrated her birthday on the 20th and Santa came early for her on the 21st. We tried to keep her as comfortable as possible.