Pleased Oct, buddies!
I hope you have all experienced a great start off to fall and are making the most of the cooler temperatures and attractive tumble times.
I’m popping in currently with a new Dominic update. Thank you all so considerably for your email messages, the playing cards and presents that you have sent, and all of the prayers you have made available up our household appreciates it all so really considerably ❤️
The Hottest Solutions and Scans
Just after Labor Working day, Dominic had his 2nd spherical of immunotherapy remedy, followed up by a new set of scans and a bone marrow biopsy in mid-September.
We obtained very encouraging news… the scan confirmed that 50% of the cancer has cleared, which is the most important move of the needle that we have viewed so much.
The whole-entire body radioactive scan completed for neuroblastoma is known as an MIBG scan and it is offered a “Curie score” – 10 segments of the human body are scored to 3, based mostly on how much most cancers is existing, which implies the maximum score it can present is 30. In May perhaps, Dominic’s score was 27 following surgical procedure and prior to commencing immunotherapy, his rating was 26. Soon after the 2nd round of immunotherapy, this most new scan confirmed a rating of 13.
His bone marrow biopsy confirmed what the medical doctor identified as “just a trace” of neuroblastoma cells, a reduction from the preceding 5 to 10%.
We pray that the immunotherapy therapies proceed to be this successful and that he will shortly be totally cleared of the cancer that stays.
Up coming Up…
Dominic will have his third spherical of immunotherapy the 7 days right after subsequent, and then the fourth spherical about a month after that, followed by another set of scans.
Immunotherapy, in contrast to chemotherapy, does not result in white counts, platelets, or hemoglobin to drop, so we never have to be concerned about two times-weekly lab get the job done or transfusions. We just will need to go into clinic the moment a 7 days to have his central line dressing modified.
In the Meantime…
Dominic started kindergarten final week! It has built my coronary heart so delighted to see him experiencing typical 5-calendar year-previous life, displaying us the papers he’s labored on, and speaking about the minimal issues that have occurred throughout the day.
Just after paying out the very last 6 months likely back again and forth from hospitals, inpatient stays for chemotherapy, operation, endless clinic visits, transfusions, radiation, and everything in among, having some normalcy in each day daily life has been this kind of a blessing for him.
AND he turns 6 this 7 days! 🎉
You may perhaps have found a pair of new e-mails from me this final 7 days! Thank you so a lot for the amazing comments!
I’m slowly but surely starting up to get back into the swing of things and with a a little bit additional predictable timetable at property, I’m hoping to deliver back Friday Items and deliver you mouth watering recipes on a semi-normal basis once again. Stay tuned 😋