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.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Mimi woke up this morning not herself, nauseous, really tired and by 10am she was falling asleep, and sure enough all that was followed by a fever. Poor thing she was already bummed she could not go to Ella and Lily birthday party and now she was going to the hospital... We got here at about 11:30 am. She was accessed, blood was taken we are waiting for her counts right now. She did not have a fever when we got here but I think it just spiked back up because she feels really hot. Blood pressure and lungs all sound fine, but her heart rate is high, 155. She is sound asleep right now not for too long since she will also be getting blood taken from her arm. I already know this will be NO fun.

Getting the blood from the vain was not that bad, Mimi said it didn't hurt as bad as before. Before meaning when she was first diagnosed, she HATED getting the IVs in her arm. Counts came back and they are "in the gutter" Mimi is sound asleep waiting for her blood to get here. She will be getting red blood cells today and a possibly platelets tomorrow since her platelets were at 29.

Since I last updated Mimi spiked a fever of 103.5 and her heart rate was in the 180s. Not good. But it came down with Tylenol and she was able to get her blood. She has gotten lots of IV fluids, eaten some dinner and is now watching a Disney movie.


  1. prayers and hugs are coming your way!
    Love you guys. Auntie Marcella

  2. Poor Mimster. She was missed at the party, but there is cake with Babcia :)

  3. I'm a friend of Jess, I hope you don't mind my dropping in! This weekend I saw a news story about the effect focusing on a loved one has on pain: http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/news/20091120/photo-of-a-loved-one-reduces-pain
    Maybe if Mimi looks at Iza and Magi during painful procedures will helpdecreas the pain she feels. Maybe you already have it covered!