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Olivia Mellen

With brave wings she flies! Leukemia won't keep Livi down!!

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Posted 2019-11-04T16:08:02Z

Week 43 and Birthday Month!

We start week 43 today...77 more to go! Olivia has still been feeling pretty good for the most part! We battled through some congestion and drainage for a while which made her not want to eat much, but finally got past it, only for it to return last week! She had a fever a couple days last week with her virus so she spent most of the week resting up at home, but still felt great so we are so thankful for that! She ended up having to miss out on Trick-or-Treating with the neighborhood gang, but Owen made sure he racked up enough candy for the two of them! Our sweet neighbors also sent a message out asking people who stopped by our house to trick-or-treat to bring some candy for Olivia's bucket as she was home passing the candy out! Our first try at soccer also wrapped up since the last post and she ended the season on a positive note and I think may have liked it more than Owen! Olivia had her last lumbar puncture procedure that includes chemo in her spine fluid! She will get to miss the procedure on week 45 since she had two months of the Blina chemo almost a year ago! Her next lumbar puncture will be on Dec. 16th and this on will be to check her MRD and make sure that she is still in remission, so we are praying heavily for that one! Overall, Olivia continues to get stronger by the day! She is more active than ever and we are starting to work on her getting back to being more social with others.....this has been a big process, but we are getting there! Its been tough to see pictures come up from a year or so ago where she was playing with friends independently to now where she doesn't really want to leave my side or interact with kids but I have confidence we will get back there soon now that she is gaining confidence being able to keep up with Owen more at home! Owen continues to be the sweetest brother to his Livi and misses her so much on days that she can't go to daycare with him, they really have the sweetest bond. I can't believe we are already in November and that they will be 4 in just a couple of weeks!! I have been asking them to go backwards and turn 2 instead but they insist they are turning 4! Not really sure where my babies have gone but they sure are turning into some fun and smart little people! This last month we have been selling Team Livi shirts and should have them soon to be distributed! We were able to raise close to $1000 for St. Jude from shirt sales! We can't wait to see all the purple Team Livi shirts out on the course on race day! 

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