Our Sweet Angel

Our Sweet Angel

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

TLP: Tough Little Princess

Carmen exceeded all expectations today!! 

Things got started bright and early with a trip to the sedation room for her first lumbar puncture (spinal tap) and her second bone marrow biopsy.

Carmen was sedated and does not remember anything from the procedure.   Mom and Dad wish they  were sedated because seeing your baby go limp when the drugs hit her system is something we will never forget.

She woke up from the sedation, groggy but already making up funny things.   As her eyes opened and I said hello, Carmen looked up at me and said; "Daddy, get me my glasses I have a lot of reading to do".

Once we returned to the room, Carmen cracked us up again saying that she had to get a lot of work done today.

Carmen also made up a name for her PICC line in her arm:  "Piddycone"

I have no idea where she comes up with this stuff but I love that she is making us laugh.  It is supposed to be the other way around.

After yet another trip to the playroom to make button rings, we returned to the room to receive her final injection of the day to finish off day one of chemotherapy.

Jackie is coming back again tonight to help Carmen with another session of healing touch.

We are being told that there will be "ups and downs", "good days and bad".

Today was a good day.

Thank you all for sending your prayers and positive energy to Carmen today.

It worked!!!  Keep it coming.

Love Team White


  1. I could not help but to smile and LOL when I read about little Miss Personality following her spinal tap and biopsy. Carmen shows such strength as all TLP's do!

    And, about that Piddycone - it's the perfect name for a line that has to go into her arm. Carmen is so wise! Carmen Leolani I love you!

  2. So glad to hear it was a good day!

  3. White family~ this just breaks my heart to learn that Carmen is sick with Leukemia. She reminds me of my own 5-year old: funny, beautiful and lively. I can't imagine what you're going through right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you, but I can tell without even knowing Carmen, that her spunk and vibrancy will get her healthy again very soon. Love, Lynne Chomicz

  4. to my brave and very cute in pink niece Carmen I send you all my love and a bunch of kisses and hugs too! So happy to hear you are doing well and getting lots of play time in while at the hospital. Give your Mom and Dad a big hug for me will ya? Love Auntie Debbie

  5. Carmen is a brave beautiful soul. Children handle these procedures so much better than us adults. Glad to here Carmen did well and has a good attitude. She is one tough little princess. I am strong believer in the healing touch so I am glad you are doing that for her. Any positive energy which can be directed to her is so important.
    I will pray for God to hold Carmen and heal her quickly and guide the medical staff taking care of her. May the family feel Gods arms around them during this time for extra strenght. Love and prayers for you all, Lisa Downey