Posts in category "Introduction"

Life As We'd Known It Had Changed

Last Week’s Blog > “Friday, April 24th, 2009: Tough & Terrifying Day!” After the first weekend home, we slowly began to adjust to our new routine. Steve and I were exhausted, nervous and apprehensive about our lack of experience caring for a sick child. We were novices, but wanted so desperately to do everything right.... Read more »

Friday, April 24th, 2009: Tough & Terrifying Day!

Last Week’s Blog > “Like Sands Through The Hourglass, So Are The Hairs On The Pillow”   Our first weekend home with Atia, after her leukemia diagnosis, will forever be etched in our memories. It was a life altering experience. We were excited, overjoyed and celebrated the fact that Atia was well enough to be... Read more »

Like Sands Through The Hourglass, So Are The Hairs On The Pillow

Last Week’s Blog > “She Has What?!?! This Can’t Be Happening.” After much discussion and my brother-in-law, Mike the doctor, thoroughly reviewing the material, we decided to participate in the clinical trial. For us, it made the most sense. The choice caused us to transfer hospitals. Atia was defined as “Standard Risk – Low” and that was important... Read more »
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She Has What?!?! This Can't Be Happening.

Last Week’s Blog > “The ER. I Wish It Was Just a Great Show”  To say that Atia’s blood results weren’t good is an understatement. We were told that the CBC test (complete blood count) showed Atia having a 43,000 white blood cell count. This information meant absolutely nothing to us, because we have no... Read more »

A Little About Lisa

Cooper & Cole: if every moment could be like this… Welcome to the Thursday Ay Mama! blog.  My name is Lisa Witek, mom of Cooper and Cole, and I am very excited to be joining you every week on this wild ride we call parenthood. It’s amazing to think we signed up for this craziness…we... Read more »

The ER. I Wish It Was Just a Great Show.

Last Week’s Blog > “And Then There Were Three” In February 2009, Steve and I were over the moon with excitement. We were pregnant with baby number two. We had been trying for quite sometime and actually had miscarried six months earlier. Atia was 17 months old and the timing could not have been better.... Read more »
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And Then There Were Three

Last Week’s Blog > “Where It All Began…” During my cancer treatment, I told anyone who would listen how all I wanted to be was a mom. I was so scared that I wouldn’t have the chance because of all the poisons injected into my body. I remember asking my oncologist, before treatment began, if... Read more »

Where It All Began...

My name is Laura Lutarewych and I’m a 33 year old married mother of two. I’ve lived in Chicago since I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a masters in speech communication back in 1999. I worked as a software trainer and ended up as a payroll analyst in an outsourcing firm. In July of... Read more »