Daily Archives: March 6, 2011


You Know You’re The Parent Of a Kid With Cancer When…

41. When you use the term six-pack, you are talking about platelets, not Budweiser®

42. Your child is going on a field trip and wants to know if you have signed his “remission” slip

43. Your child can easily pronounce “Neuroblastoma,” “chemotherapy” and “coagulate,” but has trouble pronouncing the state you live in

44. Your child uses Legos® to build “MRI” machines

45. You don’t have to ask, “What’s that mean” to the previous 44 items

46. You hear yourself say the words, “I’ll buy you anything you want” at least twice a month

47. You know you are the friend of a family with a child with cancer when you call to check the chemo schedule and ask, “How will her counts be on, say, the 11th?” before you schedule a birthday party

48. You have been asked by more than 25 friends and family members, “So, when is his next treatment?”

49. Your four year old’s critique of the medical student’s examination skills is the same as the supervising physician’s

50. A younger sibling identifies a nipple as “my port site”


Rachel Jacobs, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma on September 7, 2010 and has been in remission since February 10, 2011! Congratulations Rachel! You are an amazing girl and I am so glad my sister was able to meet you.