Sleeping on the way home from treatment. She's getting better about treatment every time she goes. She understands how important it is to "kill the germs". She has a mediport/central line, she calls it her "tubies", and we put numbing or "magic" cream on it about an hour or so before we go, so it doesn't hurt. She even says it doesn't hurt. She has to get labs drawn every week, which we thought the mediport would be used for, but nope, she has to get poked in her arm for that. They said…

Sophie's braids.....today I took this picture and put these in the jewelry box my mom gave me. Sophie says she wants her hair "back on". She says it quite a bit. That makes me sad. So, I put these braids out of sight. They had been in plain view on a shelf in our bedroom since the day we cut them off. You wouldn't think a three year old could grasp vanity or what's pretty and what's not. I ask myself all the time who decided what is attractive and what isn't? I suppose that's where the…

Each bead on this necklace, excluding the ones that spell her name, stand for a procedure, treatment, clinic visit, etc she has had in the last month.....that's a lot for anyone to go through, but especially a three year old. But here we are, we made it through the first phase of treatment, which is called Induction. It's been scary, stressful, heartbreaking and downright awful. We still have a long, long way to go. It isn't fair. To her. She's going through this, not us. We sit helplessly…

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