Posts in category "Maintenance Phase"

Atia and Songs of Love on WGN-TV

Getting ready to go out and play.
My Previous Blog Entry “> Florida! Here We Come!” Atia, Atia, we love you. You shine brighter than the stars, the sun and the moon. You’re an angel from heaven above. You fill us up with love. Upon our return from Florida, we were back in the SPA (special procedures area) at Comer Children’s hospital for a... Read more »

Florida! Here We Come!

Bye, Florida! We'll see you next time.
My Previous Blog > “Adults Only Weekend” By the end of February (2010), things were looking up. Atia had been undergoing Maintenance treatment for over three months and was processing it well. Asher was nearly five months old and more interactive by the day. Life was becoming somewhat ”normal.” We decided to take a quick trip to... Read more »

The Pendulum Swings

It was so nice for everyone to come out in the dead of winter to help us celebrate our mom's birthday. She deserved it!!
My Previous Blog > “In Isolation: No Visitors Allowed!”  In January, Atia was released from the hospital after a brief three day stay. A few days later, she had a home blood draw and I prayed that her counts were high enough to resume chemo. Luckily, they were and she did. Seven days after she had... Read more »
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In Isolation: No Visitors Allowed!

My sister, Julie, and my dad at my wedding six years ago.
My Previous Blog > “Giuliana Rancic From E! News on Ay, Mama!’s Radio Show” One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do. Two can be as bad as one, it’s the loneliest number since the number one. – “One” by Three Dog Night Last January, with a temperature of 103.4 and a low white... Read more »

The Tides Changed: From Health to Hospital

January 2010
My Previous Blog > “Popular Chicago Blogger and Reality TV Star Team Up to Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer” Atia had been battling a cough and runny nose since the Sunday following New Year’s Day (2010). We watched her like a hawk, frequently monitoring her temperature. She didn’t have a fever, which was good because those... Read more »

Through Her Hair, I Saw Survival

She was so exkited! THAT was a GOOD day!
Last Week’s Blog > “She Has to Take What?”   Beauty draws us with a single hair — Alexander Pope Seven months ago we were at an emotional turning point as the chemical assault on Atia’s delicate body had begun. Among other things, it caused her hair to fall out. We knew it was going to... Read more »
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Spunk and Pizzazz

We were at auntie Julie's house and she wanted to teach Atia (& Daddy) how to play.
My Previous Blog > “Project Ladybug in Atia’s Name and Oprah!” The Maintenance phase treated Atia well. Thanksgiving (2009) went off without a hitch, as did Christmas. Atia was full of spunk and pizzazz. She was very active and energetic; you wouldn’t know that she received daily chemo treatments unless someone told you. She was very... Read more »