At about 11pm that night the doctors noticed cancerous cells in Rachel's blood and spinal fluid. At 1 am she was moved from Utah Valley to Primary Children's so that she could be observed and watched in the pediatric oncology unit here.
This morning, further test results provided a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia, or AML. Tomorrow she will have a Bone Marrow biopsy to determine the next course of action. She will also have a tube called a "CVC" inserted into her chest, and she will begin chemotherapy treatments.
AML is an aggressive form of Leukemia, that requires chemotherapy treatments to take place in the hospital, for a period of six months. She will be here in the hospital for most all of that time.
So, that's a brief summary of what's been going on the past two days, and a little glimpse of what is to come. We appreciate all the prayers and thoughts on Rachel's behalf. She hasn't lost her fighting spirit, and is determined to beat this!
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