Induction is the initial treatment phase for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.), lasting 28 days baring any holds.

This is based on the COG9032 standard of care as adopted by the international body, Children’s Oncology Group (COG) that our son followed from Jan 2019- November 2020.

Blog posts specific to induction:

Integrative Choices: Nutrition

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…

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Meeting Deb.

(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…

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Her 20,000 to our 25.

In the days after Beau’s diagnosis, Josh and I would deliver a laundry list of questions and clarifications to the doctors when they came by our hospital room on their daily rounds. One day in particular, Josh asked about the…

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A.L.L. Induction- a technical review

Induction is 29 days. It is the first phase of frontline treatment. Frontline is the initial portion of the 2-3 year treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Days Spent Inpatient: Days 1-4 for beginning treatment, Day 7-18 to treat a staph…

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the inevitable nature of snowflakes

The sun wasn’t much past rising. All the snowflakes in the air reflected the light in a way that made it seem later than it was. I walked into the dark kitchen and looked out the window and paused. The…

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Cold, hard facts about A.L.L and Induction

I normally blog as a narrative, but with all the details of what’s going on, I thought it may be worth laying out some more details in a more expository fashion. It’s outside my comfort zone. That is for sure.…

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Rushing into forever.

He didn’t give me time to adjust the lighting. I wanted the moment to be captured. Surely with a photo, but maybe even on video. I wanted to make sure everyone saw how bravely he took the clippers to his…

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