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post #21 of 83
get a lawyer. not as an aggressive thing but as a resource. you will need sound legal advice and a third party to be there to give some perspective. a good lawyer can be incredibly helpful in these situations.
post #22 of 83


I am so sorry your family is going through this. I can't even imagine how difficult this must be. I also would suggest that you get a lawyer ASAP. I would also make sure the hospital has done EXTENSIVE testing on your DD. I know some med professionals are quick to assume abuse and stop at that. Be strong and know that you are not a bad mother.
post #23 of 83
I second (or third) the possibility of looking for an underlying medical condition. Dd, for example, has severe food allergies. The time she ate fish (she tested negative, so we were trialing it), she got an itchy rash on her chest that she scratched raw. The rash cleared up pretty quickly, but the skin looked pretty gruesome for a couple of days because of what she had done to it. Was she tested for anemia? Allergies? Anything else that might cause easy bruising? Is it possible that she was playing roughly and just got banged up?
post #24 of 83
Thread Starter 

Update

The doctor saw Rory again this morning and decided to run some more tests because her symptoms were worsening, rather than improving even under the conditions presented in the hospital.

It's been a very long day, but after exhaustive testing, and Aurora has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Although this news has been very difficult to contend with--I'm still in shock--it's a strange relief to know that nobody hurt her. We'll be living at the hospital for god knows how long now and treatments will begin next week, but nobody hurt my baby.
post #25 of 83
Oh my goodness! Best wishes to you and your family. Leukemia is very treatable these days. I will be thinking of your little girl.
post #26 of 83
Oh, mama. I'm so sorry. I'm glad that they're not blaming you our your hubby anymore, but what a horrible reason. I'm sending up all the prayers and positive thoughts I've got for you and your little girl.
post #27 of 83
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I am so sorry for the road you have ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
post #28 of 83
Oh my goodness your poor baby. I hope the treatments go well. (((hugs)))
post #29 of 83
My thoughts and with you and your little girl.
post #30 of 83
I'm glad you got a definitive answer about what is going on. Best wishes for the healing process to start now.
post #31 of 83
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
post #32 of 83
Wow. I'm so sorry mama! I'm so glad that no one has been hurting your little girl, but I'm sorry it turned out to be something so serious. You and your family will be in my prayers.
post #33 of 83
My thoughts and prayers are with your family..
post #34 of 83
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Originally Posted by black balloon View Post
The doctor saw Rory again this morning and decided to run some more tests because her symptoms were worsening, rather than improving even under the conditions presented in the hospital.

It's been a very long day, but after exhaustive testing, and Aurora has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Although this news has been very difficult to contend with--I'm still in shock--it's a strange relief to know that nobody hurt her. We'll be living at the hospital for god knows how long now and treatments will begin next week, but nobody hurt my baby.

What a mixed result... I am glad no one hurt her, but as another Mama who has had to contend with their daughter having cancer my heart goes out to you.

Please check us out in the Special Needs section where we have a childhood cancer thread going.


post #35 of 83
Oh my, I'm so sorry about your daughter's diagnosis, but I know you must be so relieved that she hasn't been abused. What a hard time for your family -- I'm sending you good wishes.
post #36 of 83
Wow, I am so sorry, and yet it is good to hear that no one hurt her.
post #37 of 83
I am so sorry. Sending well wishes to your sweet girl.
post #38 of 83
I am so so sorry. I send you the best of wishes.
post #39 of 83
oh my heart goes out to you and your family ... we are praying for you
post #40 of 83
I could not leave this thread without sending you a big (((HUGS)))!
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