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.
I, too, am relieved to know nobody hurt your baby. But, is CPS now going to leave you alone? I ask because they can be real strange, and that is describing it nicely.
I and my parents were victims of CPS. I was on a special diet that was required to keep my eyes from calcifying over. As a result, I was more fragile than most kids. I was jumping around on the couch and fell causing my leg to somewhat fracture.
While at the hospital, I was tested an my calcium levels were low. They suspect my dad of abuse immediately, and instinctively, to run from the bad guys, he took me and fled. Needless to say, CPS was at our door early the next morning. We were forcebly driven to and admitted to children hospital the next morning, the very place responsible for messing me up in the first place, but CPS did not care. I was tested again, and the nutritionalist just recommended a cod liver oil supplement to be given to me two times a day.
Having an alterior motive and to be spiteful not even considering that my parents were young, it was their first child, and they were still learning, made my dad and I leave so he could persuade the nutritionalist to have me admitted behind my parents' back and to have me forcebly fed an Americanized diet. This was done. I was placed in the care of CPS and the hospital denying temporarily my parents' right to make any decisions for me. For three days, I did not eat because I knew better. By the fourth day, overcome by hunger, I gave in. The social worker asked, "MMMMMMM, isn't that good?" I was eating a cup of yogurt, something that would lead to my horrible demize. I felt confused.
After much fighting, a doctor who had operated on my eyes previously and knew my parents situation advocated for us, and I was able to go home with my parents. Needless to say, CPS paid us one more visit. The worker loved my mother and said that she'd not be coming back any more because it was evident my parents were great parents. Sadly though, I went blind two weeks later. I remember the doctor's visit, his black chair, his office. He said I'd go blind. I didn't fully understand, but my parents repeatedly explained to me what blindness was. I even remember them still explaining things at great length after going blind. I remember my mother telling me, "You are blind. You see with your hands now, not your eyes."
I'm older, and know that blind people see with more than their hands, but with all of the instincts and other senses. I go hunting, read books, care for children, and own my own business just to name a few things I've been able to accomplish. Yes, I do things slightly differently than others, but the important thing is that I'm still able to be normal.
CPS did ruin a lot for me, but it wasn't anything I couldn't overcome. I don't view my blindness as a handicap. I just view it as a physical nuissance, a minor obsticle that I must creatively overcome. I'm also a staunch advocate for the blind community, as I never cease educating others and fighting for our rights. I'm in the process of trying to become a civil rights lawyer for this reason, as well as to protect the justice and liberties of others, even those violated by CPS.
Please, please, I beg you not to allow CPS to ruin things for you as they did to me.
Two good resources that are wonderful in fighting CPS are:
www.fightcps.com (You'll find some postings from me on the site, as I heavily am a part of that community. Not to mention, there are many good books and resources for you to win against them.)
Also, Google the American Family Rights Association. They are an awesome resource that will ensure that CPS doesn't unnecessarily destroy family bonds or cause heartache, as they so often do.
I hope my long story and my advice has given you some advice. Stay safe, stay strong, and just know that I'm praying for you.