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Old 11-01-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Princess Emily's MAW Cruise TR - UPDATED with Day 1 Pics

So I finally have time to sit down and start our PTR. Grab a nice drink and some popcorn and make yourself comfortable.

Cast:
Me - Dana; Obessive planner; Loves anything Disney and who talked DH into letting me submit DD1 for Make A Wish
DH - Jim; SAHD extrodinare. My rock and love of my life.
DD1 - Emily (aka Emy), age 5, the wish Princess who simply amazes me each day
DD2 - Samantha (aka Sami); age 3, our Entertainer. Life of the party
Nana -Marilyn - Our saving grace, helpful hand and all around wonderful MIL to me.

Here’s a little background on us. I got pregnant, had a WONDERFUL pregnancy ‘cept for a little heartburn here and there. DD1 turned a year old and 1 month and BAM pregnant with #2. Life was humming along for us quite well. Happy as can be!

Fast forward to 2007… Emily started preschool and was so excited. Unfortunately she had an unusually HIGH fever (I’m talking 105 here folks!!!) and we figured it was strep and hauled both girls off to the last appointment of the day to their pediatrician, figuring if one gets it, so will the other. Pedi says, it could be urinary tract infection (happens often to little girls who start school and um, well, don’t do so well with potty time at school). She feels around her tummy and then tells us to go next door do have an ultrasound done. DD2, the ansty pants child, won’t sit still so I take Emily into the u/s room while DH has the Entertainer (aka Sami) walking the halls of the hospital. U/S tech scans Emily and when finished says there is a “mass” on her kidney. Not sure what to think but know I’m not good with details on medical stuff franticly try to get DH into the room so when the radiologist comes in to give details that he’ll be there. (Crappy cell phone coverage at the hospital, figures right)? He made it in time and radiologist says it’s a TUMOR, more than likely Wilms. “Is that cancerous,” I ask? Yes. But I still hold out hope that it’s benign and we head back over to the peditircian’s office. We are put in room and the peditirican comes in with a box of tissues and CRYING. (You know it’s bad news when your DOCTOR is crying…) She explains that Emily has a mass on her kidney and that it’s proably a Wilms Tumor. Tells us to pack our bags and head to Children’s Medical Center because she’ll proably have surgery tonight to remove the mass. Say WHAT?

DH can’t even speak at this point so I need to find someone to come and watch DD#2 so that DH and I can BOTH go to the hospital. Understand, we have NO family in town so we had to rely on friends for help. Luckily we have a great friend who just turned around (it was after 6PM by this time) and headed over to our house to take care of Samantha. We made phone calls to family (DH’s mom), packed our suitcases and headed off to the hospital.

13 hours later, countess tests and many fever spikes later, we are told by an oncology team that our not yet four yearl old daughter not only has a cancerous tumor but there are actually two tumors: a 9cm tumor on her left and a more dangerous 3cm tumor on her right kidney and they are called Bilateral Wilms Tumor. She’ll be scheduled for a port surgery two days later (it was Friday and they’ll do the surgery Monday) and start chemotherapy immediately. WHAT?!? Because both kidneys were affected she couldn't have surgery until she had chemo to shrink the tumors and make them easier to remove. Our heads are still spinning at this point just taking this all in. Meanwhile she STILL has a fever and no one is sure what is causing it.

Monday comes (STILL fever) and Emily goes into pre-op for the port surgery. (Surgery #1). They give her some sort of loopy medicine that makes her tired but they waited too long from when they gave her the medicine from when they took her for surgery. That means she cried, I mean screamed, for me all the way down the hallway. My not yet 4 year old, first born child, was taken from me screaming to have a port put in facilitate administrating cancer killing drugs. We are a wreck. Once she’s out of surgery we get the paperwork about her “roadmap.” A roadmap shows what drugs are given where and when she’ll have different scans/tests. We receive the list of drugs: Vincrinstine, Doxirubicin and Dactomycin. Each have side effects. We’re still spinning. Give her drugs she could have major side effects or die; Don’t give her drugs she’ll die from the cancer. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. We sign off on the paperwork, I crawl into bed with her and watch the first drug go into her IV and silently cry.

It got easier as the treatments went on. We debated putting her back in school. I mean, it’s hard enough to have your child go to school (even if it’s only 2 days a week) but now that she’s undergoing cancer treatment and her immune system is going to compromised do we really want her in a germ infested environment? We talked to the oncology staff and they suggest keeping as much as we can “normal” which means keeping her in school and dance. We talked to the school and they are so wonderful in helping us. We found out that her TA was an oncology nurse before she started teaching and that folks, was the icing on the cake that gave us the piece of mind to send her to school! She even offered to put the emlela cream (cream that numbs the skin over the port so the kids don’t feel the needle going in) on chemo days (Thursday) right before I picked her up. See, I was the one that would take her to chemo. Even though DH is a SAHD, I deal better with needles, blood and don’t faint! I was the easy choice
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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Intro part 2

Now, she gets chemo for a couple months and then surgery. Her cancer is rare (she is one of 50 cases a year!) and so now we’re faced with thinking about her next surgery and do we do it at home or find another doctor? DH gets on a listserv and starts asking questions to the parents of Wilms kids. We are put in touch with a wonderful woman whose daughter had Wilms, DH talks to her (and hour and a half!!) and while she is talking to him contacts her team in NY (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and before the conversation is over, DH has an appointment to see the team! We make a list of questions for potential surgeons and are told from other friends and family how wonderful we’re doing this. Wouldn’t you do the same? Find the BEST doctors? BEST treatment? We’re stumped why people keep telling us this!
DH talks with our surgeon here in Dallas (same one that did Emily’s port) while I stayed with Emily during chemo. He flies off to NY the next week with the same list of questions but with his sister in tow (she’s a nurse). He came home and I knew by looking at him he had already made a decision: MSKCC was the place for her. While our surgeon was great here in Texas, the surgeon in NY had done SO many more. This is what he does. We knew without a doubt this was the path Emily needed to take. BUT, MSKCC was not on our insurance! No way could we afford her surgery without insurance. I set off to go through the exception route with my company and insurance to have them added and see what I can do and who can help me.

Emily started losing her hair. She knew this meant that the chemo was working but it was terribly hard on me. I remember giving the girls a bath and washing Emily’s hair and seeing the clumps of it in my hand. It took all of my restraint not to break down and cry right there in front of the girls. She was looking pretty spotty at this point and DH suggested we shave her head. She agreed and I cut her hair as short as I could with shears and DH then proceeded to shave it. Her two year old sister after it was freshly shaved gave her a kiss on the head. It was adorable. I took her inside so she could look in the mirror and she turns and says to me, “Mommy, I want my hair back.” Again, it took all the strength I could muster to tell her it’s ok and once she’s done with her chemo it’ll come back.

Emily finished her 7 round of chemo and it’s time for scans to see if the chemo is working. The one tumor shrunk 2-3cm which is fabulous but the smaller one actually got larger. I freak out. Chemo isn’t working on one. What does that mean? The team here wasn’t concerned. Still on schedule for surgery around weeks 10-12. Sent off the scans to NY to see what was their opinion.

We’re at the genetics office the next Monday (because with bilateral Wilms there is a slight chance for a genetic link) for consultation on our youngest daughter and we get a call that says they got her last scans and they want her to have surgery Thursday. THIS Thursday? Yes. Pre-op Wednesday which means we need to be on a plane TOMORROW. OMG! Scurry out of the office to home to feverishly start packing, making reservations and calling insurance to verify, YES, MSKCC is APPROVED for her surgery!

Arrive in NJ, settle Samantha in with MIL (at SIL's house) and SIL with BIL drive us into the city for Emily’s pre-op testing (she had to be there at 6AM!), met with surgeons and signed release forms. There is a chance they can’t save the right one, that she might lose that one. Just letting us know. Next morning they took her from us (Surgery #2) at 8AM. They were able to save both kidneys and remove the tumors. Both kidneys are functioning (YEA) and it’s off to the PICU across the street (MSKCC doesn’t have a PICU). DH rides in the ambulance while I walk across the street to fill out all the insurance papers before I can go up. She’s in the PICU for three days then sent (again) by ambulance across the street back to MSKCC. Three days later it looks like she’s doing well enough to go back to NJ. We wait for the staff to get us discharged. Meanwhile we see the oncologist that says she needs chemo before she’s discharged and oh, she’ll also need radiation treatments. Say what? Wasn’t prepared for that and now have to figure out how to digest that. We are finally discharged after we’re told she has a nasty bacteria (10PM), she needs antibiotics (but she can take them orally) and we’re finally off to NJ to celebrate Thanksgiving the next day!

Uh, no. Just kidding. Emily develops a fever again but because she just had surgery, has a port and a nephrostomy bag, we are told to head back to the hospital. 1 ½ hours later we eat Thanksgiving dinner in an isolation room until they figure out if she needs to be admitted. She is. We’re staying. Happy Turkey Day.

Discharged, NJ, back to NY. See a theme here? She had radiation, chemo and finally sent home to Texas with her nephrostomy tube. Surgeon says it can be in for a while until the kidney is healed. Other kidney is fine. Ok… we’ll figure out how to deal with this.

Back in Texas, Emily is not herself. I don’t know if the surgery did it or if it a combo of all the things going on but she’s in a very dark place. Very little smiles and it’s tough. We planned a WDW vacation before she got sick with reservations at the Wilderness Lodge, CRT, Chef Mickey’s ect but put it all on hold once she was DX, not knowing if she’ll be up to traveling. Well, after encouragement from our oncology team, we went. I am so glad we did. We finally got to see her smile again. We did have a slight problem. Remember that nephrostomy tube she went back home to TX with? She STILL had it in January when we went on the trip. DH the expert medical tape changing, maintince of the tube man, brought everything he could think of in case something happened. Well, guess what? Our first day at the MK, on our way to CRT, Emily is in the stroller that my MIL is pushing. The nephrostomy bag falls on the ground and gets run over by the wheels. No biggie right? WRONG! It started to leak but of course we didn’t notice this until we’re up at CRT. DH is fuming. That’s the ONE thing he didn’t have extras of. He made due with surgical tape until we could get home! Rest of the trip was uneventful. She had an amazing time and so did we!

She kept that nephrostomy bag for five months until well, I'll spare you the details but it came out and not on purpose. Back to NY to have another surgery (Surgery #3). This time for a stent.

Home again. Dance recitals, end of school, summer. Finish chemo. Off treatment. We're in a new world now. During treament there was a plan. Now, it's wait and see. MRIs every three months for two years. She has nephrogentic rests that put her at risk for more tumors. She has her first set of scans. NED (No Evidence of Disease) Best acroynm in the world! BUT her right kidney has hydro nephrosis (meaning it's not "draining"). She needs surgery again. Maybe new stent? Head to NY. Port removed, old stent removed and new stent placed. (surgery #4) Doesn't help the kidney. Back into OR for stent removal and new nephrostomy bag. (Surgery #5) Bad situation anesthesia situation for her. Stress me and DH.

Now we have to figure out what is the problem with the draining. NY Dr says he can do it. We don't know what to do.... Head home to TX to decide. Again with a tube in Emy's side...
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Intro Part 3 -

We're home and perplexed as ever. Do we go back to NY and have the surgery? Do we find a urologist? I call around. Send emails. Finally decide to have the surgery here at home. Surgeon has done this type of correction before. Looks like she's got a kink in her urerter. He can fix it and give her a stent while she heals. Surgery goes as planned. He fixes the problem. (Surgery #5) But complication arrives and she goes back into the OR the next day to fix the stent (Surgery #6). Each time Emy wakes up she's more and more unhappy and wants OUT of recovery. They removed her nephrostomy tube and put a drain but complication arrives again and she has to go back into the OR (Surgery #7). This time it is fixed and we go home.

Now, after all the stuff in July DH agrees to letme apply for MAW for Emy. She's been through so much and she deserves to have a little happiness. I am told we qualify, they send our info to the surgeons, they approve and we wait for our wish granters to contact us!!! We talk to Emy to see what she might want to wish for and she says "Disney Boat." I am over the moon but DH isn't sure that's the "right" wish for her. Maybe something more tangible that will last longer? We'll see what happens.

We live not far from the MAW office so our wish granters asked if we wanted to come to the Wishing Tower so Emy could make her wish there. We headed over there and met our wish granters. We proceeded to fill out a TON of paperwork while the other wish granter worked with Emy having her draw her wish. She drew a boat, the DISNEY boat! It was the most beautiful boat I've ever seen an almost 5 year old draw...
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Wishing Day Pictures

Here is a picture of Emy and her Wish Granters:
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And us in front of the Wishing Tower:


More to come later about dates, planning and OCD Mom!
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Dana, that was the most inspiring and amazing story of motherhood, courage and strength that I have ever read...I cried and smiled (yes at the same time!) as I read it and am so appreciative that you are sharing our story with us!

As I sit here (on my laptop) with DD5 and DS7 on either side of me having a movie night watching (what else!) a Disney movie - The Little Mermaid, I will think of you and your family! You are amazing and my prayers are with you and I will be anxiously awaiting the next step (and more info!) from MAW!! They are amazing!!

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Dana, that was the most inspiring and amazing story of motherhood, courage and strength that I have ever read...I cried and smiled (yes at the same time!) as I read it and am so appreciative that you are sharing our story with us!

As I sit here (on my laptop) with DD5 and DS7 on either side of me having a movie night watching (what else!) a Disney movie - The Little Mermaid, I will think of you and your family! You are amazing and my prayers are with you and I will be anxiously awaiting the next step (and more info!) from MAW!! They are amazing!!

Hugs to your whole family and thanks for sharing!
Awww.. thnaks I got a little wordy with my intro but I wanted folks to understand why she really NEEDS this trip. Hug your kiddos and enjoy the movie!
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MAW Planning

Once Emy made her wish, her Wish Granters told us that it wouldn't be a problem for her to have this wish! The cavet: She wants Nana to go and we let the granters know that we'll pay for her to go. No problem they say! They will book the trip and we'll just pay MAW for her portion. We put the dates on hold because we weren't sure about all her surgeries and wanted to make sure she was "hardware free" ie no port, stent, foreign object in her body so she could enjoy the trip and be completely healed!. So we told our granters "Sometime in 2009". After Emy's last surgery in Sept, we gave our granters the green light to plan in 2009.

I IMMEDIATELY got on the 'puter that night and ordered the Passporter's Cruise guide. You know, me being the obsessive planner? I HAD to have SOMETHING to read about the trip? I joined the Wish Trippers Unite thread here and started to know this community from a cruise perspective.

MAW has been wonderful to Emily. Our granters visited Emily in the hosptial this last time (Sept), and came out and spent an hour and a half with Emily on her birthday! They've invited us to their Art Parties at MAW where both girls feel included and loved. Such an amazing organization.

Last week DH and I got a phone call from Children's Cancer Fund here in Dallas. They wanted to invite Emily to be a part of their annual fundraiser in the spring (it's a fashion show and if you knew Emily you'd understand she LOVES girly, frilly clothes!!) She was over the moon!! But I started to freak out! What if these dates they need her conflict with her MAW trip? I immediately emailed her wish granters and gave them the dates to see if they would conflict. I got an email back almost immedately from them that said they had good news and that Emily's trip was tenatlively scheduled for JANUARY 18-22!!! Whoo Hoo!!!! By process of elimination that is the four night cruise!!! We are so excited. They had tentatively booked air, cruise and transportation for my MIL but she has since decided that she wants to book her own fare so we're just waiting for confirmation that they can remove her flight before our dates are set in stone. Hopefully we'll know early next week that our trip is BOOKED!!

Now, here are some pictures:
Sami, Me & Emily after Emily's dance recital:
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Emy, Me & Sami at Camp John Marc on the Oncology Family retreat:
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Emy's beautiful smile at Camp John Marc:


More to come next week..... What to pack? Where will I find size 6 shorts and flip flops for Emily (she's outgrown the ones she has!)? What excursions to book with a 3&5 yo? Oh, and she has surgery #8 coming up Tuesday (11/4)....
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I got an email back almost immedately from them that said they had good news and that Emily's trip was tenatlively scheduled for JANUARY 18-22!!! Whoo Hoo!!!! By process of elimination that is the four night cruise!!! ....
We'll be cruisin' the same time as you!! BUT we're on the Magic (Jan 17th-24th)!! I'll be thinking of you enjoying your time with your beautiful girls!! I love the pics!

Funny you should say all that about MAW - working for them has always been my dream job ( although I have to admit a stay at home mom is a pretty fabulous job too!!). Can you imagine what an awesome job that would be??!!!

Keep us updated and have fun planning!!
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Thank you for sharing your trip and life with us. I cannot imagine how hard this has been for your family. I am so excited that Emily is getting her MAW trip! We will say a prayer for her surgery #8.
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Dana, Thank you for sharing your story. I sat here and cried and cried as I read through it. My heart ached for you as I know what's it's like to have your life change in an instant and hear the most horrible thing a parent of a 3 year old could hear..."it's cancer." We've also been on the rollercoaster ride of surgeries, scans, insurance...YUCK! I am thrilled that your Emily is doing well...her smile is amazing!I look for ward to hearing all about your FABULOUS cruise!
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Wow...what an amazing story. Thank you for sharing your world with us.

I have not read any TR's about a Cruise...This is great!!

I know you guys will have a wonderful time!! Can't wait to hear more.
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Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I am so glad she gets her Disney Cruise wish. Check the Disney website for t shirts and crocs.dom for cute Disney sandals and crocs. My kiddos will be the same ages when we cruise again next year-I can't wait to read about all the fun you guys will have.
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Thank you for sharing your story. I think MAW is one of the most fabulous organizations on earthy...right up there with Give Kids the World.

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Thanks for sharing! What beautiful girls you have; I can't wait to hear about your trip!
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We'll be cruisin' the same time as you!! BUT we're on the Magic (Jan 17th-24th)!! I'll be thinking of you enjoying your time with your beautiful girls!! I love the pics!

Funny you should say all that about MAW - working for them has always been my dream job ( although I have to admit a stay at home mom is a pretty fabulous job too!!). Can you imagine what an awesome job that would be??!!!

Keep us updated and have fun planning!!
Thanks! I'd love to go on the boat for a week! Maybe our next family vacation?? You know you can volunteer at MAW to be a wish granter dontcha?

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Thank you for sharing your trip and life with us. I cannot imagine how hard this has been for your family. I am so excited that Emily is getting her MAW trip! We will say a prayer for her surgery #8.
Thanks so much! Her surgery is tomorrow and she's already stressing out over it. Sometimes I wish we hadn't gotten her port removed..

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Dana, Thank you for sharing your story. I sat here and cried and cried as I read through it. My heart ached for you as I know what's it's like to have your life change in an instant and hear the most horrible thing a parent of a 3 year old could hear..."it's cancer." We've also been on the rollercoaster ride of surgeries, scans, insurance...YUCK! I am thrilled that your Emily is doing well...her smile is amazing!I look for ward to hearing all about your FABULOUS cruise!
Hi Amber!! I hate that word and can't wait until we find a cure!!!

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Wow...what an amazing story. Thank you for sharing your world with us.
I have not read any TR's about a Cruise...This is great!!
I know you guys will have a wonderful time!! Can't wait to hear more.
Hi Mary!! I can't wait to read the rest of your report. You always leave us hangin' wanting more!

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Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I am so glad she gets her Disney Cruise wish. Check the Disney website for t shirts and crocs.dom for cute Disney sandals and crocs. My kiddos will be the same ages when we cruise again next year-I can't wait to read about all the fun you guys will have.
Thanks I will hop over there! I just noticed Sat night her flip flops were too small! At least they'll fit her younger sis!

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Thank you for sharing your story. I think MAW is one of the most fabulous organizations on earthy...right up there with Give Kids the World.

P&PD for your family as you continue your journey. I can't wait to hear more!

Jill in CO
Thanks Jill! I've heard/read so much about GTKTW that I almost wish we were doing the week long trip down there. But alas, DD decided Disney boat was what she wanted.

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Thanks for sharing! What beautiful girls you have; I can't wait to hear about your trip!
Thanks so much. I'm pretty biased. We've been getting a lot of, "Are they twins," comments lately which surprises me. I mean, I know they look a like but they're different sizes!! They're 22 months apart!!!
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