Saturday, August 14, 2010

More of an Update!!

Hi Everyone!

Well, I got some more specific news on Maren from my aunt and Emily...

Last week, Maren was hospitalized again with an unknown virus, which they thought could be bone marrow suppression. She had a transfusion while there and is now home doing better. Her chemo, however, has been cut in half and is now being timed differently. This helps with her side effects, but is not as good in keeping the leukemia in remission. So, she is now at a higher risk for relapse. The chemo is also causing liver damage for Maren. Emily and Jeremy hope that that if her liver recovers, she can resume her previous chemo plan.

This week, Maren is feeling much better and happier. Please continue to pray for her body to heal and recover!!


Friday, August 13, 2010

Sorry to leave you hanging...

but I've (Alison) only had updates on Maren here and there through texts from my mom. Half the time, I don't really even understand the medical jargon of what's going on, sorry! Being across the United States from Emily and family, I don't get all the details of what's going on. They are all super busy and overwhelmed right now with her condition.

From what I know, Maren's been in and out of the hospital. She is having severe problems with her liver right now. She was just in the hospital last week with some kind of bone marrow suppression and she is losing hair. This is not a cause of chemo as she's been off her routine chemo schedule due to her health problems.

Basically, she is pretty sick right now. The Wingard family is struggling again and feeling down with her condition. They really need some love and support!!

PLEASE...PLEASE keep ALL of them in your prayers!!

Pray for little Maren!!

Pray for her mommy and daddy, Emily & Jeremy!!

Pray for her big brother, Elijah!!

Feel free to leave some comments with encouraging words as I know Emily gets them!!

You are in our Prayers!!

PS...I will try to update with any news sooner!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

little update

I am still waiting for more exact updates on Maren. However, I did find out that the doctors discovered Maren has a very rare genetic recessive gene disorder. This is causing a lot of the problems with her cancer and chemo treatments. She is very sick and is not doing very well right now. So, please-please pray for Maren and her family! Update: Thanks to google, a resident for a daddy (Dr. J), and a tireless fellow (Dr. R) it was determined that Maren almost certainly does not have a genetic disorder, but is experiencing a side-effect of the 6MP that causes low blood sugar. We can't know for sure until she is done with chemo next summer, but as her mommy, I'm pretty certain - based on the timing of the meds given and the timing of the low blood sugar episodes.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Maren needs some prayers

Hello Everyone...

This is Alison, Emily's cousin. It's been awhile since anything has been posted on here. But, I am making a post now to request prayers again for little Maren.

Unfortunately, she is back in the hospital right now. They are still running tests on her, so I do not know exactly what is going on . But, I do know that she is pretty sick and not doing well right now. I also know that Emily is very tired and sad. My aunt is currently on her way out to be with them and help out. After a long haul, they are all again in need of some love, support, and prayer.

I will post more details when I get some...

Thanks so much!