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On March 31st, I had posted about my friend's daughter Lexi. I found out this morning that Lexi passed away at 6:45pm on Friday. She was only 4 years old. I'm having very conflicting feelings about this because no parent should ever have to bury their child *especially* not one that young, but she was in a considerable amount of pain and now she is no longer in pain.

A picture from happier times.

December 15, 2006 - April 8th, 2011 Rest in Peace Alexis Lawson.



Mar. 31st, 2011 10:16 pm
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Yesterday, I found out some very upsetting news. Some of you may recall back in August my posts about my friend Jon's 3 year old daughter Lexi going through surgery to remove a Cancerous brain tumor. For the longest time, she had been doing really well in her recovery and doing well with the treatment.

I had noticed that Jon had stopped giving us updates about Lexi, who is now 4, on Facebook a few weeks ago and caught him on AIM yesterday. I asked him how Lexi was doing and he told me, "Not well. She is dying because of a rare side effect she got from the Chemotherapy." ::Blink blink:: But she was doing so well...

The rare side effect she contracted is something called Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease. Jon told me that they started looking into Hospice care. The doctor gave her 2-6 Months to live. Very rare: she could live up to 2 more years, but with her system already compromised from the treatment and the cancer, it's not likely. She's in a lot of pain from the PVOD. Jon and his wife are doing what they can to make Lexi comfortable. There's nothing more that they could do, only wait. They just want the suffering to be over.

It's not fair. It's just not fair.



Aug. 24th, 2010 07:58 pm
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I just heard from Jon and he said that they were able to remove the entire tumor and she was able to keep her kidney (I didn't even know her kidney had been compromised...Chemo wreaks havoc on the system), and they just took her off the breathing tube about 45 mins ago and she is able to breathe on her own.

::Breathes sigh of relief:: The really hard part is over, and now they just have to focus on recovery. She is not out of the woods yet. Go Lexi!!



Aug. 24th, 2010 02:19 pm
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Today, my friend Jon and his wife are having the hardest day of their lives. Their daughter Lexi, who is only 3 years old, is getting a cancerous brain tumor removed.

They found out, back in April, that she had 4th stage Neuroblastoma Cancer, which even as she goes through this surgery, the chances of survival are really slim, especially at her age. But Lexi is a strong girl and she's a fighter. She has been receiving Chemo treatments over these last few months to shrink the tumor so that it could actually be removed. After today, the next two *years* will be crucial for her survival.

I'm really pulling for her.


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