Welcome Sophia Hope Bell!!!

Welcome Sophia Hope Bell!!!
Maddy has officially become a big sister!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Check out Maddy's Story on Children's Chance Site!

We received an email from Children’s Chance, which is a local organization that helps families with children with cancer asking for pictures of the kids who have or have had cancer so that they could use them in the grant requests that they send out. We provided them to Children’s Chance and the Public Relations Director asked me to send her more pictures and Madelyn’s story so that they could post it on their “Meet the Families” portion of their website. So I did and I thought you would all like to read it! Here is their site, scroll down to meet the families' portion for Maddy’s story!


If you are interested, browse the site, there is really good info on there!

Maddy is doing great! I got a call last week and talked w/one of our Oncologist's, Dr. Kevin, who has been researching the reaction that Madelyn has had after here MRI's. What he found was that last summer 6/15/07, the FDA issued an alert for Propofol, the medicine they use to put Madelyn to sleep during her MRI's. They stated that a cluster of children were experiencing chills, fever and body aches 6-18 hours after receiving Propofol. The alert also stated that it could last up to 3 days. Luckily, it did not in our case. But THANK YOU Dr. Kevin for finding this study. Now before Madelyn's next MRI, we will be meeting w/Peds. Sedation to figure out what else we can use to put her to sleep. I am just so grateful that he figured it out. I can't begin to tell you how scary it was when she started shivering and spiking such a high fever in such a short period of time.

Lots of love and we'll post more later. Thanks for continuing to check in on us! We truly love reading all of your posts!!


Anonymous said...

We are so happy for little Madelyn Grace. Keep on staying healthy little girl. As for Kaitlyn, congrates on your softball. Great job!!!!

Love to you all,

The Furmans

Deqlan said...

Hello Madelyn and all the family
We havent said hello in a while! Just wanted to let you know we are thrilled Madelyn doing so well and continue to pray for her to remain ned forever! God Bless and prayers
Samm & Deqlan