Serenity was diagnosed with AML M7 at the end of August of 2012, she was 20 months old. She was covered in bruises, had petechia around her eyes and seemed like she was coming down with a virus. Our pediatrician ordered labs, and called us that night and told us that we were to go to Children’s Hospital ER and repeat the labs. He told us that they suspected she had leukemia. We got to the ER at around 10pm and were met by one of the Oncology fellows who told us that they were sure she had leukemia. A bone marrow aspiration and lumbar puncture showed that she had AML. She completed her 6 rounds of chemotherapy(mostly inpatient), complete with blood infections, Cdiff infections, pneumonia, 2 line replacements, 4 line repairs and 1 trip to the PICU. She achieved remission after her first round of chemo and went off treatment in March 2013.
Serenity was a new Miracle Child for MP 2013. She lost her battle on 5/2/14