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!