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, August 20, 2011

Busy day ending with Discharge!!!

Mimi went to bed with no fever and almost no headache, around 4am I felt her hand on my cheek it was on fire, I wanted to cry. Sure enough 102.5. Although this time around Tylenol kicked in pretty quick and she went back to sleep until 10am. And that s when Dr. R came with a plan for the day. First chest x-ray, which showed some/possible pneumonia. Next Spinal Tap to check if these fevers and headaches are bring caused by viral meningitis, or not likely but leukemia cells in her spinal fluid. Since Mimi had not eaten anything this morning we were able to do it around lunchtime. She was not happy about and proceeded to ignore everyone that tried to talk to her. The spinal tap went well, she came back to her room where a giant purple monkey balloon was awaiting her, she found it quite funny, Thank you Momo!!! She also had a note from Auntie Meg and Chris. So we watched some Disney and waited for some news. And....


Her spinal fluid showed no signs of meningitis. So the headaches were probably caused some other virus or the high fevers. She is going home with two different antibiotics for the pneumonia and something for the headaches in case they come back. We will find out about any other tests done on the spinal fluid during the week.

I can't wait to go home to all the Monkeys, Mountain Laundry, City of Dishes, Land of Toys and Adventures of Grocery Shopping. Home Sweet Home!

Her shirt says SEA YOU LATER!

Thank you for all the sweet messages, prayers and love <3

Be Monkey!

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