Merry Christmas

We hope everyone had peaceful, joy-filled holiday celebrations!

We had a lovely Christmas at home! Mollie and Lucy both enjoyed the decorations, festivities and gifts. Mollie claims her favorite gift was a giant stuffed Carebear from Ben and Jen, although she seems to enjoy all of her gifts. Her button collection is growing - she received some special buttons from two of my best friends, Lauren and Anita, and even more from her great-grandmother Mollie. GG Mollie gave her some buttons that belonged to her great, great grandmother Miss Eunice and also one off of her great-grandfather's Navy uniform.

Today.... we are off to the zoo.


Clinic update

Mollie's ANC is 16,000 today. That's right. Three zeroes. That's because of the neupogen shots, but still, it's impressive.

Mollie is scheduled to begin long term maintenance (LTM) next week (Dec. 30) as long as her counts are above the cutoffs. Matt and I are totally exhausted, and we'll never stop worrying, but we are so glad to be where we are right now.

In other news, Mollie has been adopted by two chemo angels. From the chemo angels website: "Chemo Angels is a volunteer organization dedicated to adding a ray of sunshine to the lives of those undergoing IV chemo treatment." This program connects volunteer angels (people who have undergone chemo, family members of cancer patients/survivors, or just kind people) with cancer patients who are undergoing chemo. The angels send cards, letters, and little treats on a regular basis. Mollie has been so surprised by their special cards (with stickers!).