Posts tagged "neutrapenic"

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 »

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 »
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Looks Can Be Deceiving

  Last Week’s Blog > “The Corporate Traveler’s Wife” A big thank you to both of my guest writers who filled in the last two weeks; their entries were wonderfully entertaining. Chelle will soon be writing her own blog on ChicagoNow.com called, “The Sunny Side of Naperville“, and I’ll be inviting Angi back to tell us how life... Read more »

SQUISHED! I Was Soooo Squished

Last Week’s Blog > “Back In The Hospital” The hospital stay was necessary for Atia’s health, but it was exhausting for me. Since Atia was neutrapenic, having almost no immune system, we were in isolation. Per hospital regulations, no visitors were allowed. I never left Atia’s side. I was with her day and night. Steve... Read more »

Delayed Intensification

Last Week’s Blog > “The Phases of Chemo” The fourth phase of treatment was called, Delayed Intensification and it proved to be the most difficult of all. Atia had numerous spinal taps and her chemo regimen and dosages were ramped up – big time! We tried to prepare ourselves, but had no idea what we... Read more »
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