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I am not a medical professional. I do not have any medical training. I am the mother of a little girl who has been diagnosed with Aniridia, Wilms Tumor, and Kidney Failure. I am writing about my experiences. I am not always going to be accurate with details, but I try to be as accurate as possible. Please do not use this information to diagnose or treat yourself or anyone else. Please consult with a trained medical professional for any treatment or diagnosis.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 26

Yesterday Piper had a good day.  She laughed a lot!  ...mostly at her Daddy and sister!  She had a quiet day.  No treatments or procedures; just lots of medicines and vital sign checks.  One of our little friends was admitted on Friday for a night of chemo so we got to visit with her yesterday before she went home.

Today, however, will be a little busier.  I was awoken at 5 am.  I was told that Piper needs another blood transfusion.  Her counts are down.  They have to do it first thing this morning because she also has dialysis scheduled today.  Yuck!  We will be busy and stuck in her room the whole day.  Please pray that she will rest through her treatments today.  The transfusion will take about 3 hours, and dialysis takes about 4 hours total. 

If you've ever thought about donating blood, please consider Piper and all of her friends.  It makes a huge difference.  They each require many transfusions throughout their treatment.