Here's to good news on Wednesday! : )
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Here's to good news on Wednesday! : )
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Also, if you'd like to learn more about ALL, click here for a wonderful guide from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And here is an interesting article on pediatric cancer research that was sent in by a dear reader in Missouri. : )
And Georgia says, "Happy Tuesday!"
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Speaking of, Georgia had another good day at the clinic yesterday - her ANC was up from 40 to 400, so while it's still under 500, the risk of infection this week is not as high as it was last week. Dr. Neff said she's doing so much better than most people are at this point, and it looks like we're "all systems go" for the Day 29 procedures next Friday. Georgia has already planned a celebratory carbo-loading meal for next Thursday night - starring Trevor's world-famous Super Cheese Lasagna - so she hopefully won't be quite as hungry as we ALL were after the Day 8 procedures!
And for those of you keeping score, we are EIGHT states away from filling up our map, so we're looking for comments from the great states of Delaware! Indiana! Montana! Nebraska! New Jersey! North Dakota! Pennsylvania! and West Virginia! And we're two continents away from conquering the WORLD, so spread the word to your friends in South America and any penguins you know in Antarctica!
Also, don't forget to vote for your favorite color in the sidebar - the poll is closing soon! Thanks again for all of your support, and Georgia love to everyone!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
In other news, Georgia "Skyped" with her class yesterday, and it went really well. So cool to be able to see her friends and teachers! We plan to check in every so often and maybe do some projects that way as well. And if anyone else is interested in visiting with her over Skype, let us know.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
What this means in the immediate future is that Georgia will not have another bone marrow biopsy until the all-important Day 29, when we want that percentage number to be a big fat ZERO. That same day, her bone marrow will also be tested for Minimal Residual Disease - leukemia cells that somehow avoided detection in the biopsies. The results of these two tests will show if she is a Rapid or Slow Early Responder, which determines the next phase of her treatment.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Hi everybody! It’s great to know y’all are thinking of me. I’ve got lots of cards and so many balloons, my room looks like a circus tent. We placed bets on the balloons that we think will hold up the longest, and so far I think my bet will win. J I’ve got lots of things to do, so don’t think I am getting bored! My esteemed nurse and sister, Ivy, is one of the best things about being home. She’s fun, she makes me laugh and she is forever by my side. We are thinking of giving out rubber LIVESTRONG-type bracelets, and we will tell y’all when we decide. Thank you for all your support and please leave a comment. BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Our awesome "hem-onc" (hematology-oncology) doc, Dr. Neff, was pretty busy this morning, so we switched up the schedule, and Georgia got her IV medicine before her other procedures. Her blood counts were great - her Hemoglobin count was even back up in the normal range. Dr. Neff said the two units of blood she got before leaving the hospital really "juiced" her up! With treatment, we know that her counts will go up and down, but it was nice to hear the word "normal" about something.
Again, we SO appreciate everyone's kind words and prayers - keep it up! The more you spread the word, the more support we get, and the more we can all help our girl. We're looking into some other ways to share Georgia's journey like blood drives, bone marrow registration drives, and rubber LIVESTRONG-type bracelets. We're also going to visit her classroom via Skype, so hang on Parkside friends, she's coming soon! And if you have any other ideas about how we can share her story and hopefully help other kids with ALL and other childhood cancers, let us know.
Also, as a housekeeping matter, we have Comment Moderator turned on to avoid comment spam - they find you everywhere! So, if you leave a comment and don't see it right away, check back because we just haven't published it yet. That said, the wireless at the hospital and the clinic isn't always so reliable, so we may have lost a few before we could get to them. If it's been more than a day or so, and you still don't see your comment, repost it - we're not rejecting it! :)
Thank you, thank you, thank you - and lots of Georgia love to all of you!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
12/31 - Diagnosis
1/1 - Day One of Treatment
1/2-1/3 - "Easy" days
Friday, January 1, 2010
Today, she began her first round of chemotherapy, and she and her team - the Peachy Keens - are confident she will win this fight. ALL never had a chance!