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a little over a week ago ava had some routine blood tests and the doctors found her white blood cell count was extremely high.

for those of you new here…  ava is the daughter of a dear friend.  ava has leukemia and she is 9 months into the 2 year treatment plan and she has been responding so beautifully to treatment, she is in good spirits and she looks so well – her hair is even growing back!!!  so you can imagine our surprise when the doctors suggested her cancer may be back…  it was devastating news and then to be told we would not know more till they ran more tests the following week.  it was almost too much to bare!

it was a week of waiting.  a week of thinking the worst but hoping and praying for the best.  a week of tears.  a really difficult week for everyone who loves this little princess.

kelly, her mumma spent the weekend here with us.  i kept reassuring her that ava would be ok…  i just knew in my heart she would be but it doesnt stop the worry and all sorts of senarios going through your head!  i am so excited to say that yesterday they ran more blood tests and all is well!  it seems like she may have had a viral infection or something as the doctors said her white blood cell count is better and we couldnt be happier!  kelly is so thankful for all the support and good wishes from friends here and at flickr over the last month…  thanks to all of you!

rowe x


March 30, 2010 - 9:54 pm

belinda - I am so glad to hear the tests came back good, I haven’t stopped thinking about Ava and hoping for the best. Also thinking of you kelly if you read this and wishing there was something I could do to help. Stay strong!!!! Bee xx

March 30, 2010 - 10:46 pm

Margo - Kelly that would have to be a godsent! piece of news I am so happy for Ava..bless her little cotton socks! and what a beautiful photo. she has piercing eyes that melt your very soul. you are in our thoughts……Margo xx

March 31, 2010 - 3:28 am

Kristen - What a beautiful entry, so happy to hear the good news 🙂 xx K

March 31, 2010 - 5:38 am

Carrie W. - Will definitely keep this little beauty in my prayers as she continues to get stronger and stronger! What a great capture, thanks for sharing it!

March 31, 2010 - 6:10 am

admin - thanks so much, bee, margo, kristen and carrie, for your kind words and thoughts! rowe x

March 31, 2010 - 4:31 pm

Brenda - Thats wonderful news. Have not heard from Kelly in a few weeks and this is probably why. Fantastic that Ava’s tests have come back with the ‘all ok’.
Beautiful photo btw.

March 31, 2010 - 10:50 pm

Life with Kaishon - I am so thankful. So very, very thankful.

April 1, 2010 - 2:34 pm

Marvett Smith - What a blessing! She will be in my prayers. I love your work as always!

April 2, 2010 - 6:50 am

admin - more beautiful comments… thanks so much girls!

April 21, 2010 - 8:23 pm

Kelly Durie - Oh it brings tears to my eyes reading everyones divine words. Ava has a lot of people praying for her. Rowe you know…how much it means…oh…crying again!!
Love you..x

May 16, 2010 - 2:37 am

Tammy Knudsen - Kel, can’t imagine what your life has been like these past two years…good news that Ava is doing much better. Fingers crossed it stays that way honey. Tam x

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