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The day of 10 pokes [June 29] 

I almost have my blog caught up to Sophie’s current updates. We are still at the hospital, it still sucks.  June 29, 2017  One of my biggest hopes through all of this is that I can remain transparent. Social media is a great platform in situations like ours where you need to update a lot… Continue reading The day of 10 pokes [June 29] 

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Answered Prayers in a hospital [June 16],

June 16, 2017  It’s Friday!  For a lot of you it’s celebrating the end of your work week but, for us it’s chemo day! We are also getting a chest X-ray to check on the demise of Shonda. There’s a small possibility of being able to stop the steroids and go home a week early… Continue reading Answered Prayers in a hospital [June 16],

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Parenting a toddler on steroids [June 13]

Day 3 of my ‘catch the blog up to cancer’ series. Today in real life is a frustrating day. She’s been in the hospital for 15 days with no hint of going home soon. Stupid chemo killed her immune system and now we deal with the fevers and infections that result from a 0% immune… Continue reading Parenting a toddler on steroids [June 13]

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“Peace is not the absence of trouble; it is the presence of Christ.” [June 5th]

If you randomly found this post, let me explain the title. I’ve had a Facebook update page for my daughter and her cancer journey for the last 2 months and I’ve decided to go back and post them here with the dates until I’m caught up with the current updates.  June 5, 2017  “Peace is… Continue reading “Peace is not the absence of trouble; it is the presence of Christ.” [June 5th]

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What I’ve learned in one week of being a Cancer mom…(May 25th) 

So, on May 18th, 2017 we were rushed to our local ER with our 2 year old Sophie because she stopped breathing at home. It’s a small town so we were then ambulanced to Dallas to Children’s once they stabilized her. A very long night and a lot of tests revealed a softball sized tumor… Continue reading What I’ve learned in one week of being a Cancer mom…(May 25th) 

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A sick baby and ‘Mom Guilt’

I’m sitting on my couch, with the baby monitor next to me, listening to the raspy, wheezing breaths of my (almost) 10 month old daughter as she sleeps. She has an upper respiratory infection, fever, and an ear infection. This week, being a working mom has been harder than normal. The fever hit Sunday night. 101.2.… Continue reading A sick baby and ‘Mom Guilt’