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And finally, Ethan is DONE with treatment!

Three days ago, on the evening of Saturday 2/24/18, Ethan took his last dose of oral chemo. Then on Monday, Ethan had surgery to remove his port (which is a small plastic tube that is inserted into a large vein … Continue reading

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Last chemo at the hospital…24 more days of oral chemo to go!

 Ethan just received his last dose of chemo through his port and his last spinal tap (where he receives chemo to his central nervous system)—his LAST hospital chemo, hopefully forever. He has a week of steroids and 24 more days … Continue reading

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I Can’t Believe It Has Been a Year!

I need to get this post out but I’m exhausted, falling asleep as I write…so please excuse the tired and terrible writing that this entry is… The past couple of months since Ethan started school have generally been great. Until … Continue reading

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7 Weeks into Long-Term Maintenance…and 1 Week Back at School!

Ethan is now 7 weeks into Long-Term Maintenance (LTM) — the phase of treatment that he will be in for the next 2 1/2 years. LTM involves less hospital-based chemo, less severe immuno-suppression, and should be less hard on his body. … Continue reading

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Ethan Started Long-Term Maintenance!

I’m too tired to write, especially since I just did a long blog post a couple of days ago. I do want to briefly share that Ethan started Long-Term Maintenance (LTM) today! We went into the clinic for labs early … Continue reading

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Delayed Intensification is Done!

I haven’t written a post in a long time — the more time I let go by, the more daunting the task of writing feels…and so I wait even longer. In May, we hit a bump in the road at … Continue reading

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Interim Maintenance is Done!

It’s Monday night, and I’m writing this on the evening before Ethan starts the next phase of his treatment, called Delayed Intensification. A phase I’ve worried about since diagnosis, though I will save my thoughts on it for my next … Continue reading

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