Posts tagged "University of Chicago Medical Center Children's Hospital"

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 »

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 »

Back In The Hospital

Last Week’s Blog > “Delayed Intensification” As the Delayed Intensification phase continued, timing became critical. Being the obsessive planner that I am, I had mapped out exactly when Atia’s fourth treatment phase would end – October 16th – 42 days after it had begun.  I was in my last six weeks of pregnancy (due November... Read more »
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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 »