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.

Monday, December 28, 2009


Christmas Eve we spent with family and ate a traditional Polish Wigilia prepared by no other then Babcia. There is something magical about a dinner that you eat only once a year. Thank goodness for left overs the girls will be enjoying pierogi for a while.

"I WOVE IT'S CHRISTMAS" says Magi as she looks at her big sisters opening and playing with their new presents.
"We love christmas ALOT ALOT TOO!" Iza and Mimi yell.
"WHY SANTA EAT ALL COOKIES!?" because there were alot of cookies on that plate and Magi does not like to share her Auntie Mina made Chocolate Chip Cookies.
"We left them so he can have energy, just like Phineas and Ferb" LOL again explain the big sisters.
"HE MADE MESS!" Yes. Yes he did there were boot prints on the floor near the tree.
"He was in a hurry because he had to go to see all the other kids" More words of wisdom from big sisters.

That is how our Christmas Day started, in PJs the five of us all day long playing and hanging out at home, most important ALL of us at HOME.

Mimi has been feeling pretty good, she does have a caugh but her chest x-ray was normal, she had her counts done on the 23rd and they were good (I don't have the numbers in front of me) she goes again Thursday the 31 to start new cycle of chemo.

Thank you to everyone who has sent Mimi and her sisters Christmas Mail, as always she loved it. Thank you for amazing SANTAS you know who you are :) you forever hold a special place in our hearts. Hugs Kisses and Blessings to everyone.
"We WOVE you, and we WOVE Christmas!"

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Clinic Day.

All counts are good, same chemo as before. We were in and out while Daddy, Iza and Magi ran some errands. Mimi is doing okay tonight randomly needing the "puke bucket" but not actually using it. Hopefully she will be okay tomorrow...

WBC - 5.0
Hgb - 11.7
Platelets - 174
Neutrophil - 2200

Best time of the Year.

minus the slush and following Summer.

They girls have enjoyed the first snow of the season quickly followed by hot chocolate and comfy clothes.

A visit to see Santa at his magical workshop.

Lots of Christmas related crafts and projects, so far our favorite was dough ornaments, they even taste good according to Magi... we will just have to take her word for it.

Yes that is a prince, shoe, a wand, and a carriage. Auntie Mary recognize these?

We followed this recipe The bonus: It was almost NO cleanup, thanks to some great Elmer's Paint Pens from Auntie Stacey.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Last Day to vote!

Songs Of Love Foundation

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Clinic Day.

All went well today. Mimi was not too happy about not getting to eat breakfast but got over it pretty quickly once we got to the clinic and she saw her favorite "peeps" ;).

She was nervous about getting the "sleepy medicine", I (lied) told her it is a different one, which seemed to work because she did not get too worked up about it and fell asleep peacefully. The clinic's mini laptop that she got to play online with before her procedure might have also helped. Last couple of times when I watched her gag before she was asleep, it was awful to watch. She got Vincristine and Methotrexate (intrathecal administration, Spinal Tap).

She is a little nauseous and tired so it might be a "snuggle and read a book in the big bed" kind of a day.

WBC - 4.9
Hgb - 11.9
Platelets - 192
Neutrophil - 2200

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Songs of Love!

During our last stay in the hospital this CD came in the mail, talk about perfect timing, Mimi LOVED it she listened to it a million times and so did every nurse and doctor that walked by her room. All three girls dance to it regularly and sing it often. It is a catchy tune so you might find your self singing it too!

I did the slide show to the music, one day when I have some time (ha ha ha) I hope to do a better one.

Please check out their website Songs of Love! They do an amazing job cheering up kids as well as their families with music.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy Fifth Birthday Tomorrow!

It was so hard to hold back tears, laugh out loud,
and to wonder about every picture I just looked through,
on all three hard drives of pictures...

I love it all and I am thankful for every day of the last five years.
The sleepless nights of double colic babies, synchronized naps and nursing times, endless giggles, Hugs, 9 month old runners, Hugs, "Capu Capu" Time (aka bath time), Diaper heads, finger painting, wall painting, self painting, Iza's MEAN face, Mimi's numerous silly faces, Hugs, Tea Parties, Hugs, Being Princesses, playing with Princesses, watching Princesses, daily adventures, Bubbles, tantrums (yes I even love those), couch time with two and now three... I can go on for hours and pages.

Happy Birthday Girls!!!
I can't wait to kiss you in the morning!!!
(I am sure I will sneak in before I go to bed)