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, December 7, 2011

Clinic Day

I picked the girls up from school and informed Mimi she has a clinic appointment right after. She replied with a loud "Why?! I am done my port is out!" I told her we are just going for a finger prick to check her counts, again "Why?" To make sure your blood is doing what it is suppose to, we will got every month for a while. She seemed okay with that answer but then said "If it doesn't look okay then I have to get a port again? and the hospital?" Iza jumped into the conversation and said "We will just pray and wish your blood is always good!" Yes! Yes, We will!

Mimi has developed a rash sometimes hive looking the day after surgery which seemed to get worse over the weekend but after a visit to the pediatrician's office and a script for Hydroxyzine it seems to be under control. Her stitches look great, they are dis solvable do we don't have to go to get them removed. Everything checked out well so we are good until early January!

WBC - 8.
HGB - 12.8
Platelets - 223
ANC - 3700

Saturday, December 3, 2011


We have two brand spanking new Seven year olds in the house! We enjoyed a weekend filled with friends, aunties, uncles, cakes, art, music, dancing, hugs and kisses. Thank you for Celebrating with us! oxo

Friday, December 2, 2011

It's OUT!

Mimi was so excited to go into the Operating room, I took a picture of her because it was funny to see a kid so excited. At one point a nurse asked me if she will need anything to keep calm, she looked at her and said "Never mind..." We borrowed Dziadziu's IPad to play with and she got spoiled not with one but two Child Life specialists! It was so great to have them there, Betsy has been with us for a big chunk of this journey it was so nice to have her at the De-PORT-ation. Mimi went in smiling at about 11am and around noon I was called in to post-op to wait for her to wake up. She woke up a bit groggy and with a rash, a reaction to either tape or cleaner they used in the OR but it seemed to clear up. Once she was able to drink and sit up off we went to meet her sisters and daddy who brought what she asked for: munchkins and Big Giant Marshmallows. We asked her if it is weird having the port out an she said no.

Later that night Mimi left a letter to the Port Fairy who also left her a note and a treat for all the girls. Apparently the Fairy got spooked by our dog and since she was flying with the tooth fairy that night anyway she left the treats on the bathroom window where Mimi found them. The girls all got some fancy chap stick, nail polish and what is a fairy treat with out some green money!