Noah Sileno was diagnosed with High Risk B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on July 25, 2018. After the initial 8 days in the hospital, Noah was allowed to go home. Noah had to go to the clinic for platelets four days later. Unfortunately, he had an allergic reaction to the plasma in the platelets and was admitted to PICU for three days. He was then sent to the hematology floor for two more days. On that fifth day, he was allowed to go home. The next morning he awoke with a horrible nose bleed and had to go to the ER for a blood transfusion. By Wednesday, Noah had a 101.3 fever and was admitted to the hospital. It was determined he had a staph infection in his port from someone in the ER not properly cleaning before assessing his port. The antibiotics could not kill the staph, so Noah’s port was removed and a PICC line was inserted.
Baby Noah has now been in the hospital 15 days in a row. Noah lost 15 percent of his body weight and needed a feeding tube and TPN. He now has a Pericardial Effusion (fluid on the heart), an illeus, fluid in his intestines, an enlarged liver, and sadly, for the last month, has been unable to sit, stand, or walk independently due to the chemo. Despite all of this, Noah has been so strong and courageous.