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Post-Treatment Follow-Up…The List Keeps Growing!

May 13, 2014
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Now that Little Dude is finished with his treatment, our visits to the hospital are only once a month, instead of twice a week. So, that’s good and makes our life a lot less hectic. Or so I thought. Now, we are playing “catch-up” with all the other health-related maintenance that we put off for […]

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Dear Mom…

May 8, 2014
Finish the Sentence Friday

A letter to my deceased mother in honor of Mother’s Day

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A Very Special Needlepoint

April 29, 2014
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Way waaaay back when I first started this blog (okay, it was the fall of 2012, but it feels like it was a long time ago), I tried posting a regular feature called “Quote of the Week” where I’d highlight a funny phrase one of my kids said and tell the backstory to it. My […]

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The Finish Line!

April 22, 2014
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LITTLE DUDE CROSSED THE FINISH LINE…HE HAD HIS LAST TREATMENT TODAY! We are all too exhausted to celebrate at the moment, but that will come later. As I’ve said repeatedly, our family and friends have been so supportive to us over this past year, with their messages and gestures of love (and food!). But still, […]

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A Tale of Two Brothers Having Blood Drawn

April 15, 2014
January 6 - Blood Drawn

For the past ten months, Little Dude has needed to have his blood drawn twice a week in order to monitor his blood counts during treatment. For some kids, this could be traumatic. Little Dude, fortunately, has not had a problem with it and casually offers up his arm to the phlebotomist each time. His […]

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The End-of-Treatment Gift

April 1, 2014
FIFA Soccer Manager

This week Little Dude had his second to last treatment — only one more to go in late April! Aside from yelling a “hallelujah” from the rooftops, we feel we need to commemorate the occasion with a gift (or two or three…) for Little Dude. When I first discussed this with him a few months […]

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Just call me Nurse Emily

March 25, 2014
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Right after Little Dude’s initial diagnosis (last June…), one of the nurses was explaining to me all the different medications he would be given, plus the ones I would have to administer at home. Then she joked that I would be almost like a trained nurse in no time. The thing is, I never wanted […]

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When Physical Therapy Also Becomes Nosy Hour

March 19, 2014
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Little Dude has been going to physical therapy because one of his medications has a side effect of neuropathy. Yeah, I didn’t know what that was either, but basically it affects his nerves and can make it more difficult to walk, write, catch a ball, etc. The good news is it’s reversible and the even […]

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Big Dude Is Learning To Drive…Everyone Take Cover!

March 4, 2014
New Drivers

Big Dude turned 16 a few months ago, that magic age where they go from passenger to driver-in-training. And that means one thing and one thing only: Pass the V-A-L-I-U-M. I give myself credit for doing one thing right. I enrolled him in a driver’s education class right away. In NY state, you can take […]

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Gratitude

February 25, 2014
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Since Little Dude’s diagnosis, our friends and neighbors have rallied around us to support us through the toughest time our family has ever faced. We’ve received loving cards, caring phone calls, texts, and emails, as well as an abundance of beautiful gestures. My husband has said to me, “it’s the deeds — not words — […]

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Why I Dislike Anyone Who Is On Vacation This Week

February 18, 2014
Palm Tree

The other day my friend posted on Facebook a picture from her Caribbean vacation, showing the beautiful turquoise water and sandy beach. Underneath her photo, I commented, “I hate you.” I was joking, sort of of course. But, if I would have posted a picture of MY scenery at that exact moment, it would have […]

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