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.

Friday, January 29, 2010

INpatient Day #3

Still here...

No fevers since yesterday afternoon. Leg pain has been back on and off, still being treated with Tylenol. She is on two antibiotics Vancomicin and one that starts with a C. New is mouth sores, no fun, that is being treated also. The mouth sores are chemo and/or count related, her WBC is still low.

Counts this morning were
WBC 2.1
Hgb 11.7
Platelets 68
Neutrophil 100

So right now we don't go home until fever stays away and counts go up. Mimi is doing okay being here but I can tell she is starting to get home sick since she is thinking of things to cook when we get home. Italian Wedding Soup is #1 on her list we have looked up some recipes a little while ago. I can't wait to have all the monkeys together...

Here is a pic of Mimi's tattoos on her head, cutest head ever!


It might be a late night. Miss Mimi took a 4 hour nap, woke up around 8pm.

Vancomicin has been added to Mimi's IV Pole that is starting to look like a Christmas tree. She also started Tamiflu (just in case this is a flu-ish thing.) She got her mouth sore swabbed and her nostril swabbed also, as always she was a super star. Poor Magi Boo has a fever at home hopefully hers will go down. We are hoping for no fevers anywhere tonight!


  1. OMGOSH!! She has the cutest head EVER!! I LOVE IT!

    Sarah, Julia and Oliva

  2. She is an amazing little girl! Along with Iza and Magi! I love the tattoos! I am thinking abuot all of you!! Love you!

  3. Tatoos = awesomest idea EVER. Hoping Mimi can go home soon! Mmmm italian wedding soup...


  4. I love the tattoos - they look awesome! Very cool :D

    Big, big, hugs and I hope Mimi is home eating her soup very very soon!

    -Michelle, Noah and Paige

  5. Huge Hugs, Mimi looks awesome with her cool tattoos! Hannah just came over and said "Mimi has tattoos on her head, that's cool!" I agree!

    Can't wait for you guys to be home.

  6. Mimi looks like a rock star! I am praying that she gets over this bump in the road soon and can go home and eat awesome, homemade soup.

    Liz and Nick