Posts tagged "ALL leukemia"

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 »

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 »

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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March Madness

Yep, lovin' his office!
My Previous Blog Entry > “Atia and Songs of Love on WGN-TV” March was full of so many fun activities. No more solitary confinement for us; we were introducing ourselves back into the social scene! We went on play dates and to parties and fundraising events. On nice days, we even played at the park. Atia... Read more »

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 »
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Adults Only Weekend

Through it all, I have always felt lucky to have Steve by my side.
My Previous Blog > “The Pendulum Swings” It took nearly a week for Atia to fully recover from her spinal tap and subsequent 5-day steroid treatment. During that time, we dealt with some pretty severe mood swings, including kicking, screaming and tons of crying. However, once we got past all of that, everything moved along... 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 »

Project Ladybug in Atia's Name and Oprah!

My Previous Blog > “Through Her Hair, I Saw Survival” Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? It’s especially meaningful to me, since as you know Atia is being treated for ALL leukemia. So, I wanted to tell you about two very exciting things that are happening at this very moment —... 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 »