Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

On Saturday, November 6, Jenny was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  She had been feeling tired for about a month and then was hospitalized Friday at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia. 

She was scheduled to begin aggressive chemotherapy yesterday, but there was a delay getting the necessary echo cardiogram.  After "some words" with hospital staff, Jenny got the echo cardiogram and her chemotherapy was started today about noon, while I was talking to her on the phone.  She will receive treatments daily for about 10 days.  She has been told that she will stay in the hospital for about a month.

Jenny's ward fasted for her Sunday.  As our dear friend and Relief Society President, she was really missed.  It was amazing to see the outpouring of love and concern for Jenny from the entire ward.  So many asked if they could help in so many different ways and we have seen friends and colleagues from across the country show similar great love for Jenny.

A ward friend, AM, decorated her room with a rug, fall foliage, Christmas lights, silk flowers, and more.  It looks so great that hospital staff has been stopping by to check it out!

Today, Jenny feels pretty good.  She's "anxious" and doesn't "want her eggs to drop like flies" which she learned today will happen.  :(

She wants everyone to know that she is "so so so grateful for the love and support" that has been shown to her in so many ways!  Jenny, we love you and send our hugs and pray for your added strength!


Julie said...

we need photos of the room! We love you Jenny and pray for a speedy recovery.

Laurel said...

OH how those of us far away needed to see this picture of our Reeder. THANK YOU!

Jenny, I can't believe you can glow amidst all of this. But OF COURSE YOU CAN. YOU, my dear, ARE Jenny Reeder. That name means something and this picture says it all.

And as the girl who was originally told my "eggs were dropping like flies", I will be praying a few of them just hang on for dear life.


Welcome to Lulu's life. said...

Good luck Jenny! Our family is all praying for you!

The homestead said...

Holly called and let me know of your diagnosis Sunday (because I don't facebook). I have been thinking of you since then and wondering how you are getting along. I'm so glad to see your sweet mom in the pictures. Thank you for keeping us up to date.