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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Procedure Day. Countdown is on.

So it was a big day. LAST Lumbar puncture, LAST time that Methotrexate was delivered into Mimi's spinal fluid.

She did not think of it as a monumental day, which I guess is how she has gone through most of the treatment she does everything that is asked of her and does it most of the time with a smile on her face. We waited quite a while for our turn to go to the procedure room but she kept busy coloring and reading.

Once we got into the procedure room, she got comfy with her purple blanket, stuck her finger up in the air for the O2 monitor, asked not to be surprised with the "white sleepy medicine" (propofol, she likes to know when it is coming) and she was out. I gave her a kiss and let the Dr. do his thing. Everything went well, I was called back to the recovery room to wait for her to wake up. She took one very long nap, over an hour after the procedure, we could not get her to wake up. Magi and Iza came with Daddy, when Magi leaned over to kiss her she woke up is was super sweet! Sisterly Love :)

We went to get some lunch since Mimi was pretty hungry at that point, pancakes were requested! And that is how we started out LAST 5 day steroid pulse (Dexamethasone)

Best Part of the day??? This script Below!

Mimi may have her port removed after 11/6/11!!! This one she is excited about! She really wants to have it out before her 7th birthday we hope we can make that happen!


  1. Mimi is so strong because she has the best example of strength. I'm so glad that this part of the long cancer road she has to walk is over!

  2. This is great news for Mimi. Knowing the next phase of your life can be scary but exciting at the same time. Nick kept his port as a reminder of how strong he was/is. Good luck to Mimi and just in time to celebrate the Holidays and their birthdays. Karen Shannon