Stem Cell Collection

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity.  Sophie’s reaction to her 2nd chemo cycle was much better than her reaction to the first cycle, and significantly better than anyone had anticipated (based on our 1st round experience).  We were able to keep her nausea at bay, and she was able to eat, […]

Onto Round 2

On Monday, we began our second round of chemo for Sophie.  We’ve had a couple of weeks of ups and downs preceding this new round.  As we mentioned in our previous post, we were admitted onto M9 (the inpatient side of the hospital) at the very onset of Sophie’s neutropenic phase. (This is when her […]

At It Again…

Sophie began the first cycle of her new chemo regimen last Tuesday, March 13th.  As the doctors had informed us, we found this drug combination to be significantly more challenging than her last treatments.  Her treatments were administered for 5 straight days (unlike the previous 2 or 3 days), from early morning until late evening, […]

Day 264 – The Last Round

Day 264 on the road to recovery… As we began Sophie’s (hopefully) last chemo cycle this morning, we are filled with conflicting emotions. That may sound strange, as I’m sure everyone would expect us to be completely overjoyed.  But in reality, cancer is a disease which carries lifelong risks of recurrence, and can constantly sit […]

Giving Back

As many of you know, we have been on quite the journey for the past 8 months.  Constant hospital visits, chemo treatments, surgery and everything in between has been our almost daily norm.  While it’s been quite the roller coaster, the support and help of Chai Lifeline has always been constant.  They have been with […]