Delighted Oct, buddies!
I hope you have all had a amazing get started to slide and are having fun with the cooler temperatures and stunning tumble days.
I’m popping in now with a new Dominic update. Thank you all so significantly for your emails, the playing cards and items that you have sent, and all of the prayers you have offered up our family members appreciates it all so very significantly ❤️
The Latest Treatment plans and Scans
Soon after Labor Day, Dominic experienced his second round of immunotherapy cure, adopted up by a new established of scans and a bone marrow biopsy in mid-September.
We bought really encouraging news… the scan showed that 50% of the cancer has cleared, which is the most important transfer of the needle that we’ve noticed so much.
The comprehensive-body radioactive scan accomplished for neuroblastoma is named an MIBG scan and it is supplied a “Curie score” – 10 segments of the physique are scored to 3, centered on how significantly most cancers is existing, which means the highest rating it can exhibit is 30. In May well, Dominic’s score was 27 soon after surgical treatment and prior to starting immunotherapy, his rating was 26. Just after the next spherical of immunotherapy, this most the latest scan confirmed a rating of 13.
His bone marrow biopsy confirmed what the medical doctor termed “just a trace” of neuroblastoma cells, a reduction from the previous 5 to 10%.
We pray that the immunotherapy treatment options keep on to be this productive and that he will before long be fully cleared of the most cancers that remains.
Dominic will have his 3rd round of immunotherapy the week just after next, and then the fourth round about a month immediately after that, followed by yet another set of scans.
Immunotherapy, compared with chemotherapy, does not induce white counts, platelets, or hemoglobin to drop, so we don’t have to fret about two times-weekly lab do the job or transfusions. We just need to go into clinic at the time a 7 days to have his central line dressing altered.
In the Meantime…
Dominic started out kindergarten last week! It has created my coronary heart so satisfied to see him taking pleasure in standard 5-12 months-old everyday living, demonstrating us the papers he’s worked on, and chatting about the tiny items that have occurred through the day.
Immediately after paying the last six months likely back and forth from hospitals, inpatient stays for chemotherapy, surgery, endless clinic visits, transfusions, radiation, and every thing in among, having some normalcy in every day lifetime has been this kind of a blessing for him.
AND he turns 6 this 7 days! 🎉
You may well have found a few of new email messages from me this past week! Thank you so considerably for the amazing suggestions!
I’m slowly beginning to get back into the swing of factors and with a somewhat more predictable schedule at home, I’m hoping to deliver back again Friday Items and ship you delightful recipes on a semi-typical foundation once again. Keep tuned 😋