Monthly archive for ‘ February, 2012 ’

Sleeping Beauty

28th February 2012 | 2 Comments

Alyssa’s day started off bright and early with morning blood work, then an exam by the doctor and then a little more blood work. Then off to her procedure. Alyssa had to have a bone marrow aspirate and a bone marrow biopsy done today according to her protocol. They are looking to see if there […]


Another Transfusion

25th February 2012 | 0 Comments

Today was a scheduled day off from the hospital, but Alyssa’s platelets were low yesterday. We were hoping to make it until Sunday to have them checked with blood work again, but Alyssa got a bloody nose. We decided to play it safe and have them checked. The results came back and the platelets were […]


A Better Day Today

24th February 2012 | 1 Comment

Today was an early morning at the hospital. Alyssa was sedated for a lung, chest, and abdomin scan, a hearing test and an eye exam. The day went fairly well. We haven’t heard any results from the scans and hearing test, but sometimes no news is good news. However, we were able to speak with […]


Stressful Day

23rd February 2012 | 1 Comment

Well, we went to our eye appointment today. We thought it would be a breeze but turns out Alyssa has old scarring on both of her retinas. This was probably caused by an unnoticed infection. We believe it happenned back at McMaster since that’s where Alyssa had most of her treatment. She had some pretty […]


Outpatient Again =)

22nd February 2012 | 1 Comment

Well we’re out of the hospital, finally! Hopefully we can stay out until transplant time. We had a clinic visit today, Alyssa needed platelets again, so she is getting transfused as I write this. We won’t know anything about the blood in the urine until Friday. Tomorrow we have a clinic visit for blood work […]


No more fever!!

19th February 2012 | 0 Comments

The day started off pretty good for Alyssa. Her fever finally broke! So needless to say, she is feeling much better today. Dancing, playing, blowing kisses and telling lots of stories. Then came the bad news….Alyssa’s urine sample came back positive for blood. So now we have to wait until tomorrow to see if anything […]


Fevers Cont’d

18th February 2012 | 1 Comment

Alyssa had a rough day today, fevers continued all day. The blood cultures are still showing negative, which is a good sign, but still leaves the question of where this fever is coming from. Alyssa has also had some really high blood pressures today, but seemed to come down a bit as the day progressed. […]


Fever and back to the hospital =(

17th February 2012 | 0 Comments

Today started out like every other day here. Routine blood work and then to B Clinic to see what her counts were and have a check up with the doctor. Everything looked good and Alyssa was in a great mood. Very playful, waving hi and blowing kisses to everyone. When we got back to the […]


New hat!

16th February 2012 | 2 Comments

Alyssa had a day off from the hospital today, which was a nice break for mommy and daddy too! Alyssa is starting to lose her hair again so we thought it was a great time to try on some new hats. Alyssa wants her big brother Jake to know that she loves him and misses […]


Red blood cells with a side of platelets :(

15th February 2012 | 0 Comments

Alyssa started her morning off with blood work. The doctors need to monitor her blood counts closely.  Chemo attacks the cancer cells, but also her good cells.  The blood work results showed Alyssa needed to go to the Medicine room tonight for a platelet and red blood cell transfusion. She was having a great time playing […]