• Im Helpless

    Asked by jeankristy on Saturday, January 18, 2014

    Im Helpless

    My 9year daughter was just diagnosed with ALL (leukemia) close to two weeks ago. She is so beautiful and dainty and precious and now she's getting spinal taps, chemo therapy, have surgery's, being ill... I am so scared and feel so alone I want to sit in a corner and cry but I know that is not the right thing to do.. I feel so helpless.. HELP

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    • JewelF's Avatar
      JewelF

      I will certainly pray for your daughter. I can't imagine a child going through this.

      almost 6 years ago
    • mamamonte's Avatar
      mamamonte

      Hi..you are not alone, you posted here & that is a great start. You will find support & answers to your questions here. I wish i had found this site earlier in this journey. It is normal to feel helpless at this point, but you will have to be strong & an advocate for your daughter. Learn as much as you can..the leukemia & lymphoma society, along with the american cancer society have been my best sources of information on this journey. The cancer society has a 24 hour phone center, so someone is always there to ask a question or just support you when everything seems overwhelming. Most of all remembrr to take care of yourself..you can't be there for your daughter unless you take care of yourself first. Contact social services at the hospital your dauhhter is at & they will be of great help in this journey. Good luck & you are in my prayers.

      almost 6 years ago
    • Cole's Avatar
      Cole

      Jeankristy - I found out on June 6, 2013 that my two month old had JMML...a different type of leukemia. Three months later I found out I had stage III colon cancer. Sometimes there just are no words to adequately describe the heart break. What I can say though is that love will get you through all of these dark moments. Just love on her, get her the best care possible and avoid the whys. Life is horribly unfair and when it comes to your child, it is so devastating. Get her the BEST DOCTORS YOU CAN FIND and hold onto the hope that it must and will get better. My daughters leukemia is resolving without treatment due to a rare disease but these times are harrowing. I am sure you have such a pit in your stomach and I can't say it ever goes away. I am praying for your daughter and your family. If you ever need a shoulder, look me up.

      almost 5 years ago

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