Out of 3 daughters Mimi is our middle child, older sister Iza by 3 minutes and a younger sister Magi by 3 years. Mimi was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on August 12, 2009. After 2 years, 2 months and 26 days on November 6th, 2011 she took her last chemo pill and is considered OFF Treatment! This is our story of our journey through childhood cancer.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Can I get a YEY!?

ANC 790!!!

We were prepared for a long day at the clinic today, packed lunch snacks, brought coloring books (as if they don't have enough there) but it ended up being a quick visit. Mimi's counts went up so she did NOT have to get a bone marrow aspiration procedure. We both did the happy dance at the clinic today. I was SO glad! She was also, I could tell she has been really worried about it all day yesterday and even today she was not her perky self. Her strange hip pain, "butt" pain as well as a morning neck pain don't seem to bother her anymore so for right now we will just watch and see. We will resume Chemo on Friday morning.

Mimi lost another front tooth last night! So now for Christmas she can ask for her two front teeth ;)

And a bonus, here is a picture of our brand new TWO year old aka MagiBoo, as she eats her birthday chocolate frosted halloween sprinkled doughnut that is bigger than her head.


  1. I'm so SO thrilled! I was never more happy to hear from you than I was this morning.

  2. Hey there-I found your blog through a fellow cancer mama's searching. I don't see an email to write you directly, so I'm leaving a post on your blog. I hope you find it!

    The other woman and I are both moms to girls that have the same diagnosis as Mimi--pre-B ALL and are both taking the COGAALL0331 protocol. We are in the same treatment arm as you--LSR-IV, so same meds. So that's good and bad, huh?

    The thing is, my daughter Jordan also has a twin sister who is healthy. I've been trying to find someone who has to deal with twin-ness in this whole cancer journey...

    Jordan was diagnosed July 21 of this year. We start delayed intensification in 3 weeks.

    I hope you'll write to me. Deborah dot Bass at jpl dot nasa dot gov
    Or at least check out our blog

    Sounds like Mimi is doing as well as can be expected. The whole thing is a tremendous rollercoaster for everyone involved. I teared up when I saw the pictures of your three beautiful girls.

    Hugs to you.

    Deborah, Jordan and Alanna