My Kitchen Rules stars Tresne Middleton and Carly Saunders share day 33 update on their baby girl Poppy’s leukemia treatment
Former My Kitchen Rules star Tresne Middleton and Carly Saunders baby girl Poppy were recently diagnosed with leukemia.
And on Friday, the couple took stock of day 33 of Poppy’s treatment.
They said their daughter had a bone marrow sample taken, which was sent to Sydney for testing.
Update: Former MKR stars Tresne Middleton and Carly Saunders said on Friday their daughter Poppy, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, had a bone marrow sample taken, which was being sent to Sydney for testing
“When we have the results, we’ll know what’s next for Poppy, in terms of the protocol she’s following,” Carly explained.
“It’s a long trip that we take but she is adorable and we love her and she is well worth it,” Tresne added.
The couple also thanked the nurses and doctors at the hospital, as well as the fans who donated to Poppy’s GoFundMe page.
Last month, Carly and Tresne revealed that their then 12-week-old daughter was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Awaiting Results: “When we get the results, we’ll know what’s next for Poppy, in terms of the protocol she’s following,” Carly explained.
The devastated couple, who appeared on MKR in 2014, wrote a joint Facebook status confirming the news, which they said came as a “major shock” as Poppy’s “only symptom was vomiting.”
“Today Poppy is 12 weeks old and it’s Carly’s birthday, so we should be celebrating it. But instead our beautiful Poppy is having surgery, ”they wrote.
“Poppy was diagnosed with leukemia on Thursday, a major shock as her only symptom was vomiting – she didn’t even have a fever.”
Heartbreaking: Last month, Carly and Tresne revealed their then 12-week-old daughter was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
According to Cancer Research UK, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a type of blood cancer that starts from young white blood cells in the bone marrow.
Cancer can occur at any age, but it is more common in young children (0-14 years old) who account for almost 60 percent of all cases. The main treatment is chemotherapy.
Many symptoms are vague and flu-like, including fatigue, fever, frequent infections, easy bruising and unexplained weight loss, shortness of breath, swollen lymph nodes, fullness, or skin paler than usual.
The couple added that the “poignant news almost broke us”, before thanking staff at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Private Hospital in Gateshead for helping their daughter.
Tragic: “Poppy was diagnosed with leukemia on Thursday, a major shock as her only symptom was vomiting – she didn’t even have a fever,” the couple wrote on Facebook
“Poppy’s treatment is going to be a long, difficult road and she will need a lot of blood,” the statute continued.
“If you want to help, we ask if you can donate blood. Blood supplies are extremely low as everyone assumes blood donation centers are closed due to Covid.
“Please keep us in your prayers, we pray that Poppy will be healed and undergo successful chemotherapy treatment with minimal pain and side effects.”
The couple’s close friend, Lori Barrett, has also set up a GoFundMe page for the little girl, to help her parents cope with the financial pressures associated with her ongoing treatment.
Familiar faces: The couple appeared on My Kitchen Rules in 2014