Satisfied Oct, friends!
I hope you have all had a excellent start out to slide and are taking pleasure in the cooler temperatures and gorgeous drop days.
I’m popping in right now with a new Dominic update. Thank you all so a lot for your email messages, the playing cards and presents that you’ve despatched, and all of the prayers you have made available up our loved ones appreciates it all so really substantially ❤️
The Most current Remedies and Scans
After Labor Day, Dominic experienced his next round of immunotherapy procedure, followed up by a new set of scans and a bone marrow biopsy in mid-September.
We received incredibly encouraging news… the scan confirmed that 50% of the most cancers has cleared, which is the largest go of the needle that we’ve witnessed so far.
The full-body radioactive scan completed for neuroblastoma is termed an MIBG scan and it is supplied a “Curie score” – 10 segments of the body are scored to 3, dependent on how considerably cancer is current, which signifies the best rating it can clearly show is 30. In May possibly, Dominic’s rating was 27 right after surgery and prior to starting immunotherapy, his rating was 26. Right after the 2nd round of immunotherapy, this most modern scan showed a rating of 13.
His bone marrow biopsy confirmed what the doctor referred to as “just a trace” of neuroblastoma cells, a reduction from the prior 5 to 10%.
We pray that the immunotherapy treatment options go on to be this productive and that he will soon be completely cleared of the cancer that continues to be.
Dominic will have his third round of immunotherapy the 7 days right after following, and then the fourth spherical about a thirty day period right after that, followed by a further established of scans.
Immunotherapy, in contrast to chemotherapy, does not result in white counts, platelets, or hemoglobin to drop, so we really do not have to fear about 2 times-weekly lab work or transfusions. We just need to go into clinic the moment a week to have his central line dressing improved.
In the Meantime…
Dominic started kindergarten final 7 days! It has produced my heart so pleased to see him enjoying usual 5-12 months-old lifestyle, showing us the papers he’s labored on, and talking about the minimal items that have happened in the course of the day.
Following spending the previous 6 months heading back again and forth from hospitals, inpatient stays for chemotherapy, operation, limitless clinic visits, transfusions, radiation, and everything in amongst, having some normalcy in every day existence has been these types of a blessing for him.
AND he turns 6 this week! 🎉
You may well have witnessed a few of new emails from me this previous week! Thank you so a lot for the magnificent comments!
I’m slowly but surely starting off to get back again into the swing of items and with a a bit additional predictable agenda at home, I’m hoping to provide back Friday Issues and ship you delightful recipes on a semi-frequent basis once again. Keep tuned 😋