Selena developed mysterious bruises on Monday and started bleeding from e.g. gums and nose - her GP did tests and by Tuesday pm she was in Ermingham Ward, 4th Floor, Worthing Hospital, Lyndhurst Road Worthing BN11 2DH.
She has acute leukaemia - this is very serious but the prognosis is comparatively good as these things go. She has got one of the treatable forms and will be starting chemo on Friday.
I will be going to see her tomorrow - she won't be visitable during chemo because of lowered immunity - and then again towards the end of next week.
She probably won't be up to much phone conversation during chemo - here I am going on the form of other friends - but cards, flowers, books, discs would probably be welcome.
I'll post updates regularly - I've talked to her parents and they are keen to keep LJ folk briefed - and I will pass messages of support and love to her as often as she is up for being talked at.