**UPDATED** Prayers Needed for Bethany and Will

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**UPDATED** Prayers Needed for Bethany and Will

Received word that Will is being released today! Such wonderful news!!!!!

JUST RECEIVED A TEXT FROM BETHANY AROUND 8:30 PM

Will's results for leukemia came back negative so he's cleared for that! Hallelujah!!!!!!She said that right now he's on antibiotics to correct the ITP and waiting for his plate count to go up! They are going to start him on steroids to help reduce swelling in his airway!

UPDATE FROM BETHANY'S FB:

"thank you all for your words, thoughts & prayers! We are currently waiting to find out for certain if Will has ITP which is a blood disorder that causes Will's antibodies to eat up his platelets. Platelets are what keeps us from bleeding to death & where Will's body is producing them, his antibodies are eating them up as fast as his body makes them. Please keep us in your prayers....we need all we can get right now!"

(updated by jenn, sorry to edit your post Mel) - I linked ITP so you guys can see what it is.

Bethany text Mel who asked me to update:

Please pass along my gratitude! I love you all bunches & will keep you posted.

Ladies: Please say prayers for Bethany's Will. I just got off the phone with her. This afternoon her dh took Will to Acute Care for trouble breathing. They told him to take Will to the ER. Then he was admitted to the hospital. Bethany then was notified that they were transporting him via helicopter to Atlanta. Nobody was allowed to go in the helicopter with him.. Bethany said he was so scared and to make it worse Bethany is stuck at home and unable to be with him.

I won't say symptoms as I will let Bethany explain. But please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Hugs Bethany!

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I've been following on FB.. Soo scarey can't imagine what she is going through

thoughts hugs and prayers coming Wills' way.

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Following also o FB ad I am very ver worried.
what happen to Will?
I saw he had problems breathing. but this all I read??? !!

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It sounds horrible. I, too, am following on FB. T&P for Will, Bethany, & family.

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I saw on Facebook, that's terrible!! Thoughts and prayers are with them. I can't imagine how scared they must be Sad

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Praying all is ok!

xx

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I've been following, too. How awful! I hope they figure out what's wrong with him soon. KUP Mel!

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Thanks for texting me last night Mel - I would have never seen her posts on FB or this thread until this morning.

I couldn't sleep at all last night after I heard because I am so worried for him, her and Danny. I hope the doctors figure it out and get him treated ASAP!

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T&P for her, Danny, and Will. Please KUP!

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I stuck this so we can find it easier throughout the day and the days following.

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I had no idea! Please keep us posted! T & P!

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I've been following on FB too. And praying a lot! Thanks for the link Jenn, I have not heard of this before. I could not imagine the terror of a mom having her child helicopered to another hospital and not being able to be there. Hopefully they get some answers and treatment quickly! Will be stalking today to see how he is doing.

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"SoCaliLover" wrote:

I've been following on FB too. And praying a lot! Thanks for the link Jenn, I have not heard of this before. I could not imagine the terror of a mom having her child helicopered to another hospital and not being able to be there. Hopefully they get some answers and treatment quickly! Will be stalking today to see how he is doing.

I think this is what kept me up all night. I just feel horrible for Bethany and Will. Scary for both of them I'm sure.

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"SoCaliLover" wrote:

I've been following on FB too. And praying a lot! Thanks for the link Jenn, I have not heard of this before. I could not imagine the terror of a mom having her child helicopered to another hospital and not being able to be there. Hopefully they get some answers and treatment quickly! Will be stalking today to see how he is doing.

I agree, I was up all night thinking of them. I think Claire is the same age as Will, can't even begin to imagine what she is going through. Times like this I wish we all lived closer to one another.

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"mama22Girls" wrote:

I agree, I was up all night thinking of them. I think Claire is the same age as Will, can't even begin to imagine what she is going through. Times like this I wish we all lived closer to one another.

ITA. I was literally wondering how I could get to Bethany's house to watch Sawyer and Ava so she and her dh and mom could be with Will. Not like I'm her best option or anything :rolleyes:

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

ITA. I was literally wondering how I could get to Bethany's house to watch Sawyer and Ava so she and her dh and mom could be with Will. Not like I'm her best option or anything :rolleyes:

I agree!!! Mel please let us know if there is anything we can do --even if from long distance. I couldn't sleep well last night because my heart was breaking thinking of what they would be going through.

Atlantas got some great hospitals so he is hopefully in good hands. Still praying!

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Any more news?

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I haven't received any texts from Bethany. I'm hoping and praying for great news! I'll let y'all know anything I hear as soon as I hear.

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I keep checking and hoping for good news. I cannot imagine. I do wish we could help Sad

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No news yet but I posted this in post 1:


Bethany text Mel who asked me to update:

Please pass along my gratitude! I love you all bunches & will keep you posted.

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OMG update.. NO Leukaemia... BEST NEWS EVER!!!!! :woohoo: :wootjump:

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So glad it's not Leukemia! I hope Will is able to come home soon! Thanks for updating us, ladies!

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Thank goodness for NO leukemia. They continue to stay foremost in my thoughts.

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Keeping you all in my prayers! I hope he is better soon!!

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I'm so sorry you have to go through this. You all are in my prayers for strength for you and your family and speedy healing and recovery for little Will.

:bigarmhug:

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so happy he doesn't have leukemia! keep praying for answers and for will to be healthy!

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I've been following along on Facebook too, and just haven't had a chance to hop over here and let you know that I've been praying. My heart sinks to think about all that you've been through, but what great news that leukemia is ruled out!

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So happy to see that Will is going home!!!

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So gald hes coming home, what a horrible scary week they have had. Bethany give Will extra hugs for us. So happy hes home and doing better

:bighug:

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"mama22Girls" wrote:

So gald hes coming home, what a horrible scary week they have had. Bethany give Will extra hugs for us. So happy hes home and doing better

:bighug:

THIS!!!! Lots of love coming your way.

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SO, so glad to hear he'll be home soon! I can't imagine what a relief that'll be for him to be in a familiar place again. I hope the meds help and you guys are able to get some answers on what having ITP will mean for him!

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What fantastic news!

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coming in so late on this. so glad to hear will is home {{{huge hugs}}} what an incredibly scary week you must've had. i hope you guys are all resting and will is doing well! you guys will be in my prayers!

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I'm going to unstick this thread today since Will is healed! YAY! Here is Bethany's most recent post on FB:

Bethany.....is happy to announce that my baby's platelet count is up to 259,000! God is GREAT Smile Thank you all so very much for your thoughts & prayers....there is power in prayer! Your kind words really helped during this tough time & means more than any of you will ever know!

So happy for all of you!!!

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Bethany what a horrible week you went through, So sorry your world was turned upside down like that. You are a strong woman and a great mother. I am so happy Will is home and doing better. :bigarmhug::bigarmhug::bigarmhug:

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Thank you all for your thoughts & prayers. You ladies have no idea how much it meant to me during this horrific time. Will woke up fine last Thursday morning & came home a very very sick little boy. Since Jenn posted the link about ITP I'm guessing most of you know the just of what it is. The reason Will's case was classified as different was b/c of his breathing issue. When he got in from school he was struggling to catch every breathe. I knew something was wrong & told Danny that I felt he needed to go to doctor immediately instead of waiting till morning. Once DH got him to the acute care they rushed him over to hospital which was just across the street. He received a breathing treatment but within a hour Danny was watching Will gasp for air. That's when he was taken to the ICU & given another breathing treatment. The attenting doctor said she wasn't comfortable letting our local hospital treat Will & wanted him flown to the children's hosptial in Atlanta which is 2 hours away. In Will's case b/c he was coughing soo much & his platelet count was down below 10,000 (normal range is 150,000–450,000) that it caused bleeding in his throat which resulted in him having trouble breathing. We were told that once they ruled out leukemia they would be certain it was ITP. It just took them a hot minute to rule that out completely. Now that Will's platelets are back in the normal range he may never have another episode of this but it could come back. There's no guarantee. I've read in most cases & the doctors have also told us that once this occurs it may never happen again. If any of you are wondering how you get ITP....there is NO known cause for it. The doctor explained it like this "it was like the perfect storm going off inside Will's body, it just happen" They think it was b/c of the infection Will already had that set it off.

Will was such a trooper. I have no words to discribe how proud I am of him. He was such a big boy. He never once cried during all of this even on the helicopter ride by himself. One of Danny's friends came by here to get a few of Will's things to take to hospital & I sent Will a note from me & a family picture. Once he arrived in Atlanta the doctor called us & told us Will did great & was still clutching our family picture. I broke down & cried after hearing that. Once I arrived at the hospital Friday....it broke my heart to see Will like that. Hooked up to every machine he looked so weak & fragile laying in the hospital bed.

It was a rough 4-5 days. I've never been so scared for my baby in my entire life. What was even harder was the fact that I couldn't be there with him the entire time. I just want to thank each & every one of you for thinking of us during all this. It truly means more than you know considering that my two best friends from back home never once picked up the phone to call or text me asking about Will. I love you ladies alot & even though I have never met a single one of you, I cherish the friendships that I've made here & think of you all as family. Sorry this is sooo long, I prolly still could go on & on about all this but don't want to write a book here so I'll leave it be Smile Thanks for listening & always being here!

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Well as you can see Bethany we were all worried sick for you guys. I'm so happy that you are all back home and HEALTHY! I am crying just reading your post. No words to describe the relief I feel for you and your family and thanking God that this was most likely isolated incident and nothing he will deal with the rest of his life.

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

Well as you can see Bethany we were all worried sick for you guys. I'm so happy that you are all back home and HEALTHY! I am crying just reading your post. No words to describe the relief I feel for you and your family and thanking God that this was most likely isolated incident and nothing he will deal with the rest of his life.

THIS! We are ALL here for you and care about you and your family. I'm so glad that Will is home and hope that he continues to stay health. xoxoxox

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

Well as you can see Bethany we were all worried sick for you guys. I'm so happy that you are all back home and HEALTHY! I am crying just reading your post. No words to describe the relief I feel for you and your family and thanking God that this was most likely isolated incident and nothing he will deal with the rest of his life.

agreed. I can't count the amount of times I hit refresh here and on FB. So glad hes home, I can't imagine being so far away from him. :bighug: What a brave little guy. :biglove:

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{{{tears}}} what a big brave boy! i am so glad you all are home and he is doing fine!

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I am so glad to hear that Will is home!!!! I was so scared for your family - especially since he was so far away from home and you couldn't be with him right away! What a brave little boy, and I am so happy to hear his platelets are up so high! I hope this never happens again for him.