The Littlest Heroes Project

One of the photography blogs I read (sorry, can't remember which one) had a post about The Littlest Heroes Project. It is a really cool organization that offers photography sessions for children who are affected by any type of serious illness or injury. The photographers donate their time. We got incredibly lucky and Misty Morris offered her services and did a photo session with Mollie. It was a lot of fun... fairytale was the theme. The shoot was at Hopelands Gardens in Aiken on a cold, but pretty day. The pictures are gorgeous and Misty was fun and laid-back (and TALENTED). This picture is one I took of the 'shoot' so it's less than fabulous, but if anyone is interested in seeing Misty's pictures, e mail me and I'll give you the link.


Night and Day

Monday night, Mollie was up most of the night vomiting. But Tuesday, she was feeling good and full of energy. We made foam Easter eggs, played around at home, and then went to the park to play in the fountain (it was hot). She was excited to wear her new swimsuit and had a GREAT time at the park.

Last night she had no nausea, so she's back to school today.

Please keep Mollie's friend Bryce in your thoughts- he is getting scans today to see if he is now cancer-free. And Mollie's grandpa- he should be getting his biopsy results back this week as well. And our online friend Isabel- she just got admitted to the hospital (fever and neutropenia) and she only has 9 days of chemotherapy left in her leukemia treatment!


Weekend Update

Mollie had an enjoyable birthday, even with the steroids. She had cupcakes with her class at school. Then, after school, Isabella came over and played and helped Mollie open her gifts. Then we went out to dinner. Mollie's choice: Ruby Tuesday. She wanted ham, and ham she got.

The rest of the weekend was uneventful. The weather was warm, but we managed to keep our new Peruvian hats (from Mollie's friend Izzy and family) on long enough to snap a photo.

Mollie is very happy to be done with this round of steroids. She spent this afternoon playing at Isabella's house and baking a cake.

Mollie has had nausea and tremors (shaky hands) in the mornings recently. I think it might be a side effect of the 6-MP; it is known to cause hypoglycemia. The steroids probably exacerbate the problem because of the fluid retention, so hopefully she will get some relief now that this steroid pulse is over.