Friday, June 24, 2011

Home Again

Thankfully, this chemo cycle went with no unexpected issues and we are now all back home.  Isabella is feeling fine so far and has eaten well, with no signs of nausea yet.  Our plan is to take it easy over the weekend, then head back into the City next week for a transfusion.  But now that school is over, we have the rest of the summer to enjoy!

Here are a couple pictures from the week.  It seemed to have a bongo theme…

Playing on the bongos in the playroom.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Gifts from the Heart Update

If you recall, our school held a toy/book drive a couple months back.  “Gifts from the Heart” collected several boxes of toys, book, movies, and arts & crafts.  There was also a significant monetary donation made to the Monkey in My Chair foundation thanks to the money collected from this drive.

The folks that ran the drive timed it so that they could deliver the boxes while Isabella was here at the hospital.  This was especially nice since Isabella got a lot of attention when the giant load of boxes were delivered, and the hospital just completed renovations to the playroom area, so there’s nothing better than having a bunch of new toys to stock it!

We’d like to thank everyone involved in putting the drive together and to everyone who contributed.  Nobody likes being at the hospital, but all of these items will go a long way to helping children like Isabella make the best out of their time there.

Here’s a picture of Isabella standing in front of all the boxes of donated stuff!

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Isabella checks out one of the movies that was in the boxes.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Back to the Hospital for More Chemo

After an awesome Father's Day weekend, we are now heading back to NYU for another round of chemo. We are hoping for another uneventful week and should be home on Friday. This would have been Isabella's last week in school, so instead her last day of school for the year was on Friday. Once she's done this week, we'll have the rest of the summer to enjoy.