I Want to See You Be Brave

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Hours in clinic for chemo infusions and blood transfusions have been commonplace for Harrison. I cannot begin to count the number of hours he’s spent sitting in a blue vinyl chair waiting for life-saving drugs, blood, or platelets to finish infusing. I’m not sure how many people had to donor blood for him to be alive right now, but I’m … Read More

What is ‘Roid Rage?

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I’ve mentioned Harrison’s ‘roid rage before, and had people ask what that means. First, a little background. Part of the treatment for leukemia is a monthly prednisone pulse for five days. I’m not exactly certain the role this steroid plays in treatment, but it works with the vincristine to get rid of the cancer. The science eludes me at this … Read More

Final Spinal Tap

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We are hitting Harrison’s first “lasts.”  And I mean “lasts” in the best way possible. Obviously, in the world of childhood cancer far too many children have final birthdays, final holidays, and final goodbyes. Gratefully, Harrison isn’t having those lasts. Tuesday he is having a “last” of the good kind. I don’t know the total number of spinal taps with … Read More

The Countdown Continues

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Recently Ginger has begun posting a countdown to Harrison’s final chemotherapy infusion. It is amazing to think he has nearly reached that milestone. By the time he finishes treatment, he will have endured three and a half years of toxic drugs pumped into his spine, his brain, and his bloodstream. There is no way to know the damage these drugs … Read More