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.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Night at the ER

At midnight I heard some whimpering followed by screams coming from Mimi. She was holding on to her right side saying she was in a lot of pain. So speed dial to the Onc on call and 20 minutes later we are in the ER. With loads of puking people around us... Fun times. Luckily the triage nurses got us through super fast in a back room with a door. At that point, around 2am, Mimi had no fever still so pain but not as bad as it was initially. Blood work and a urine sample was taken and we waited... and waited... played Cooking Mama on the DS but it was making us hungry so we switched over to word search and puzzles. At some point I was told maybe appendix, maybe kidney stones, maybe a UTI (the urine sample was inconclusive/contaminated.) So no real answers I will be watching her and hope this was just a weird Mimi thing. We were sent home at 7:30 am, just in time for me to get Iza off to school and Mimi back to bed. She was wiped out and slept for a long time right now she is washing the ER smell off. I will be drinking lots of coffee today. Update: Okay so it is a UTI Mimi will start an antibiotic for 5 days. She has been fine all day. She had a nice long nap. I will catch up on my sleep one day or decade.

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