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Happy 3rd Birthday! :)

10th October 2013 | 2 Comments

It has been a long time since my last post, which seems to be an ongoing theme and I am sorry for that. A lot has been going on with Alyssa and to be honest, I haven’t been wanting to think about it. It’s very emotional for me and I’m still not ready to talk […]


Happy One Year Sweet Alyssa xoxo

27th March 2013 | 0 Comments

Lots to update πŸ™‚ My last update was awhile ago, sorry. Our trip to Memphis in January was a wonderful, short visit. We received the news that Alyssa’s labs showed her chimerism to still be 100% donor 2 (my cells). Yay! πŸ™‚ The doctors decided to continue to wean Alyssa off of her steroids but […]


Brighter days :)

21st January 2013 | 0 Comments

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and happy New Year! πŸ™‚ We felt so very lucky to celebrate this past Christmas together and are so thankful for every day that comes that we get to spend with our sweet girl. Alyssa loved opening all of her presents and even helped her big brother Jake […]


Home from Memphis

13th December 2012 | 0 Comments

One of Alyssa’s doctors from St Jude called and said that we needed to fly out to Memphis and a flight was booked for the following Monday. The doctors reviewed her ct scan results and were very concerned by what they saw. So much so that they wanted her back at St. Jude as soon […]


More Bumps in the Road

12th November 2012 | 1 Comment

Today is Day +242 post transplant for Alyssa, and there are still many bumps in the road for her. I have not been able to update until now as we have been so busy being in and out of the hospital and many check ups with her oncologist. Alyssa was admitted the weekend following her […]


Happy Birthday!

10th October 2012 | 0 Comments

10.10.10…… That’s the day my whole life would change. Miss Alyssa was called a “lucky” baby because of her birth date. I didn’t know how much that word would actually mean to us in the near future. I took out Alyssa’s bravery beads today and all of the memories just came flooding back. Each bead […]


Yay!! Day +200!!!

1st October 2012 | 1 Comment

Day +200….I can’t believe I’m finally saying it. Today Alyssa has been cancer free for 200 days!!! Every day is a small victory, but when we finally reach big numbers like this, well…you do what I do….a happy dance πŸ™‚ Last week, Jacob, Alyssa, and I flew down to Memphis for Alyssa’s monthly visit at […]


Pictures :)

21st September 2012 | 0 Comments

Day +180 :)

11th September 2012 | 0 Comments

Today is Day +180 for our sweet girl and I am so happy to say that Alyssa’s last bone marrow aspirate showed that she is still leukemia free and is once again 100% donor 2 cells(my cells). Β This coming Saturday will be a big day for Alyssa….she will be 6 months post transplant. Although there […]


Hello Again GVHD

16th August 2012 | 1 Comment

Where to begin. Alyssa’s lab results showed that all of her counts were on a downward trend. Her platelets were very low and all of these numbers put the fear of relapse into all of us, including the doctors and nurses. The only thing that could truly tell us what was going on, would be […]