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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day # 5...

We have been moved into a new room last night while Meg was here to hang out with Miss Mimi. We redecorated with the hearts and had some new ones to add! She is in a room with a view, good thing since she will be here another night. ANC is still low (300) and Dr. L would like to see it a little higher before she goes home. Tomorrow sounds more promising.

Mimi really likes to know about how things work and why, she wanted t know all about platelets so we did a bunch of research and she got to see some pictures. One of the best books I have found that you can read online is Chemo To The Rescue. It explains Chemo and Leukemia to kids in kid terms.

Iza was overjoyed to see Mimi yesterday. They got to be goofballs together while Mimi was getting her platelets. Iza was psyched to have the hospital snacks, saltine crackers, graham crackers, and a cherry popsicle.

Thank you Miss Shelley's Pre-K Class from West Chester, PA for the hearts in the mail and prayers!


  1. I'm sorry you're all still there, but look how happy they are to be hanging out together! I can't imagine how much they miss each other when Mimi isn't home. Hope you're all home soon!

  2. I hope you get to go home soon! Mollie really enjoys this video too (although it's not made for kids). It is a good video for friends/family too.


  3. Oh big big hugs to Mimi! I'm so glad Iza got to go hang out and play with Mimi - I'm sure that helps a lot. I hope her counts are up and you are both home relaxing tomorrow!

    I'm glad the cards got there from Noah's class they sent them out before our big blizzard so I was worried they were lost!


    Michelle, Noah and Paige