Posts tagged "spinal tap"

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 »

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 »

An Ultrasound, A Hospital Tour & A Spinal Tap

Last Week’s Blog > “SQUISHED! I Was Soooo Squished” The hospital stay caused a delay in Atia’s treatment and therefore affected my meticulously crafted plan – the phase end date went from October 16th to October 23rd… I was gravely concerned because I was due with baby #2 on November 1st. That only allowed 9... Read more »
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Comer Children's Hospital at The University of Chicago

Last Week’s Blog > “In The Meantime, I’m Pregnant” A week and a half after Atia took those monumental first steps in the hospital playroom, she completed the 1st phase of treatment called “Induction.” Up to that point, she had been receiving chemo for 28 days straight. That prompted an 8-day break; time her body... 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 »