Posts tagged "acute lymphoblastic leukemia"

Who's On My Watch?

Dr. Nachman was an expert in many things, including tooth removal. Here he's extracting Coleson's loose tooth while he's still sedated after his spinal tap.
My Previous Blog > “I’m Proud To Be An American“ Sunday night I received a call from a number I didn’t recognize; it turned out to be Atia’s pediatric oncologist, Dr. Rubin. It was strange because he has never called me on the weekend unless responding to an emergency page from the hospital’s after-hours answering... Read more »

Chicago's First Ladybug Bash: Treads & Threads

More amazing supporters and volunteers - Irene, you're the best!
My Previous Blog > “Asher’s Ukrainian Orthodox Christening”Last December (2010), Atia’s Project Ladybug Fund launched at Comer. Dina Manzo – Project Ladybug’s founder and former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member – flew in for the event; my family, my friends and my wonderful team of dedicated volunteers stood beside me as this new chapter... Read more »

When Mother's Day Became MY Day

My Previous Blog > “Let’s Go Fly A Kite!” Mother’s Day has always been a special day in my family. When we were younger, my sister and I celebrated my mom as best we could. We didn’t always have the money to buy amazing gifts or take her to delicious brunches; instead, we made homemade... Read more »
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Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Let the meltdown commence.
My Previous Blog > “Poopy Cramps” As I was browsing around the ChicagoNow website, I stumbled across a blog post about Mayor Daley’s Kids and Kite’s Festival in Chicago. I’d never been, but the author of Wee Windy City, Caitlin Giles said it was one of her favorite spring activities. So, I wanted to give... Read more »

Can You Say Chimpanzee? This is a Big Word!

My Previous Blog > “Thank You For The Music” As you may know, Atia is included in the new 2010 Your Baby Can Read infomercial, but what you may not know is that she was discovered right here on Ay, Mama! On April 6, 2010 I wrote a blog entitled, Back in the Hospital documenting... Read more »

Eggs, Ice Cream and Family Traditions

At home later that afternoon, Asher was full of energy and playing around. He had started babbling and it was the cutest thing.
My Previous Blog Entry > “March Madness” As April approached, I looked forward to the Easter tradition of coloring eggs, attending Maundy Thursday church service, traveling down to Springfield, IL to celebrate the holiday with my family and, of course, watching Jesus Christ Super Star. I’m a religious person, so for me Easter is a... Read more »
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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 »