Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:28 PM, EDT

So here is what Ally’s Mommy & Daddy have been thinking about for the past week or so:

The options for the "maintenance chemo" were as mild as the low dose chemo she did a couple of summers ago and as aggressive as "knock your socks off chemo". Of course we wanted the least side-effects option. We have been nervous that Ally might lose her hair again and have to spend some time in the hospital. The end result is somewhere in the middle. She is going to do another course of Accutane. This is an oral medication (a gel cap that Ally will chew in her mouth). It will make her skin very sensitive, red and peely. It also messes with her moods. As a typical 4 year old who is testing her boundaries we are not looking forward to this part, but we are very happy that it is not "knock your socks off" chemo.

We will draw HAMA again on September 15th.

Ally starts preschool in the next couple of weeks.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Thursday, August 25, 2011


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:31 PM, EDT

Ally is still HAMA positive. :-(
Waiting for a call back from NYC to find out what we do next.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011 8:44 PM, EDT
Ally had a HAMA draw today.
We will get results next Wednesday,
please pray that they are negative,
so we can move forward with treatment in NYC.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Friday, August 05, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011 10:41 AM, EDT

Ally had a blood draw yesterday. Her counts are good enough for us to head out on vacation next week. We have 2 days up North, to explore Story Land, and a couple days in Maine, where we will hit York's Wild Kingdom. Super excited!!! I am sure we will have tons of pictures when we get back.