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, November 3, 2010

Sister Letters.

Mimi has been writing letters. She does them all on her own, I love the funny miss-spellings like "Ee-Chther" meaning each other. Iza has been learning alot also it is so cute seeing them read together, not just eat the books anymore.

This morning Mimi had a tough time going to school, lots of tears in the morning, her ponytails were in the wrong spots. She was not happy going into her classroom but I was told after some TLC from her awesome teacher she ended up having a great day! I think this month of steroids has wore off...


  1. Ok, I think my comment disappeared. Steroids were so different month to month for us. Sometimes Mollie was great, other months not so much. There were some months where her mood changed within hours of taking the first dose. I heard that potassium might help with some of the steroid side effects, but never tried it (or approached the topic with our docs).

    One other thing I have noticed... since Mollie has been off treatment, she has slimmed down considerably! She got that "turtle tummy" from the steroids, but now that they are gone and her energy is up, she has grown taller but not gained any weight.

    Such a precious letter and good handwriting! Save forever!!!

  2. Thank you Sarah that makes me feel better about the "turtle tummy" she notices the differance between her and Iza sometimes.

    Happy 2 month-versary!!! :)

  3. What a beautiful family! Mimi's letter is about the most precious thing ever, what a gift Mimi and Iza are to each other.

    I love the "turtle tummy" analogy. Ruby is distinctly turtle shaped a lot of the time and I'm very reassured to hear that will improve.

    We have been having serious velcro issues dropping Ruby off at preschool these days; nothing like your child having to be literally peeled of your body screaming "Mama don't leave me" to start your day off. We will be 'roiding over Thanksgiving. Good times.

    Much love to all, extra kisses to dear Mimi!

  4. They go through various reactions and emotions and since they are children it all come out as an outburst ...a very difficult and strange journey for them of course.