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, February 14, 2011


Yes. It has been a while, almost a year. But it decided to creep up on us Sunday night. Mimi went from fine to all sorts of pain and fever in about an hour. Her biggest complaint was her leg she could not walk on it, I remember this happened last year during fevers also. It took me a minute to find my thermometer which read 100.7, while I was dialing the on-call Onc. it kept going up higher. She was miserable at home and the drive there but perked right up with Tylenol and Kyle "the man with the crafts and movies." She had a pretty good night we both slept through all the vitals, I made sure they actually came in because I did not remember and neither did Mimi.

In the morning she seemed fine and then fever came back again, 102.9, came down with Tylenol but as soon it was wearing off fever was back. She spent the day taking cat naps, seeing some friends, making crafts. Her blood counts were not terribly low so that was not a concern. At some point in the morning she had a flu swab, a tiny q-tip in the nose, she was not a fan. Results showed she in face did have the flu so we had the option to stay another night or go home with a box of Tamiflu. Mimi chose home sweet home!

Her chemo is on hold, so for now we will just do the Tamiflu and Tylenol as needed for fever. Spinal Tap has been rescheduled. Also no school, which is really hard for Iza because "that is NOT fair!"

Magi had a lovely date day with Daddy she keeps telling me she wants to go on dates all the time, I am not sure if Dan knows what he started... She went to the mall, got her hair trimmed, picked out valentine gifts for everyone and also had lunch.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you're home, but boo on the flu. Hopefully she starts to feel better fast!