Made It

Mollie made it through the rest of the week just fine. Thank goodness she didn't get sick!

She has really been enjoying Liam; she can't wait to come home from school and hold him. And he loves her just as much. He just gazes up at her and never fusses when she's holding him. That gives me a little time with Lucy. I feel lucky to have such great kids!

Mollie heads back to clinic on Monday for IV chemo. And that means the start of steroids too, so I'm not looking forward to this week.

Have a nice weekend!



Mollie has been so lucky to have wonderful chemo angels. Every week for the past year, the chemo angels have sent a card or small gift for Mollie. We don't usually write back (it is so hard to find the time!), but Mollie talks about her chemo angels often and she truly appreciates getting those special packages in the mail. I think Mollie realizes this is more than the special treats- it is knowing that someone is thinking about her and taking the time to show they care.

Mollie's tenure with chemo angels has ended- due to the long duration of treatment, they can only support leukemia patients for one year. But Angel Susan and her daughter sent Mollie a special Valentine package that brightened her day yesterday!! They are such thoughtful, caring people.

If you have the time and energy, please consider being a chemo angel for someone else. It is a big commitment (the program administrators check in monthly to make sure the angels are sending something every week), but it is such a wonderful program that really makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients.


Fingers Crossed

Mollie woke up feeling "weak and dizzy" this morning. She was also feeling a little unwell at school yesterday, so I'm keeping her home today. So far, no fever or symptoms other than a stuffy nose.

Update: As it turns out, Mollie is feeling a little tired, but mostly wanted to stay home from school because other kids in the school are sick and she's worried she will get sick. Matt and I are totally on board with this (well, I would rather she was just honest and upfront about it from the very beginning rather than saying she felt sick). Her circumstances are different; other kids get a cold and stay home for a day or two; Mollie gets sick and can end up in the hospital for two weeks. So, she can stay home today, and we'll see how it goes the rest of the week.