There are a million and one different ways to help support your child's body while experiencing Leukemia. Ranging from fleeing to Mexico and finding a holistic cancer clinic to indulging on hospital cafeteria milkshakes at every appointment, the choices are vast. You can also spend hours, upon hours, (upon hours) reading the literature on the… Continue reading Integrative Choices Part 1: Food
(Photo by Joel Blocker, for UCHealth) The first time Deb drew Beau's labs, she sat with him for a full 20 minutes before she even brought out a needle. She let him ask 158 questions and moved slow around the room while he wept. She told him a classic Grandma story that started the same… Continue reading Meeting Deb.
I worked for over an hour to clear the drive way. The snow storm had come and gone and left behind six inches of wet, heavy spring snow. The kids had been home from school for the second day in a row and the cabin fever was palpable. I thought, "Sure, I'll do the drive.… Continue reading How to Shovel Snow
Consolidation is 28 days. It is the second phase of frontline treatment. Frontline is the initial portion of the 2-3 year treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Days Spent Inpatient: NONE! (oh sweet baby Jesus!) Medical details: 3 intrathecal chemo doses via lumbar puncture1 doses of IV administered Chemo28 days of daily chemo via pill28 days… Continue reading A.L.L. Consolidation- a technical review