Happy Oct, close friends!
I hope you have all experienced a fantastic get started to fall and are making the most of the cooler temperatures and attractive tumble days.
I’m popping in now with a new Dominic update. Thank you all so significantly for your e-mail, the playing cards and gifts that you’ve despatched, and all of the prayers you’ve presented up our relatives appreciates it all so quite much ❤️
The Hottest Treatment plans and Scans
Immediately after Labor Day, Dominic experienced his 2nd round of immunotherapy treatment method, adopted up by a new set of scans and a bone marrow biopsy in mid-September.
We received quite 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 much.
The entire-body radioactive scan completed for neuroblastoma is identified as an MIBG scan and it is presented a “Curie score” – 10 segments of the overall body are scored to 3, primarily based on how a great deal cancer is current, which signifies the greatest score it can exhibit is 30. In Might, Dominic’s rating was 27 right after surgical procedures and prior to starting immunotherapy, his score was 26. Immediately after the 2nd spherical of immunotherapy, this most recent scan showed a score of 13.
His bone marrow biopsy showed what the doctor termed “just a trace” of neuroblastoma cells, a reduction from the earlier 5 to 10%.
We pray that the immunotherapy solutions continue on to be this powerful and that he will quickly be absolutely cleared of the cancer that remains.
Dominic will have his 3rd round of immunotherapy the 7 days right after future, and then the fourth round about a thirty day period right after that, adopted by an additional set of scans.
Immunotherapy, in contrast to chemotherapy, does not trigger white counts, platelets, or hemoglobin to fall, so we really do not have to stress about 2 times-weekly lab function or transfusions. We just will need to go into clinic when a 7 days to have his central line dressing modified.
In the Meantime…
Dominic began kindergarten very last 7 days! It has created my coronary heart so pleased to see him enjoying usual 5-calendar year-old everyday living, showing us the papers he’s worked on, and speaking about the tiny things that have occurred in the course of the day.
After paying the last 6 months going back again and forth from hospitals, inpatient stays for chemotherapy, surgical procedure, countless clinic visits, transfusions, radiation, and every little thing in involving, getting some normalcy in everyday life has been these types of a blessing for him.
AND he turns 6 this week! 🎉
You may perhaps have witnessed a few of new e-mail from me this very last week! Thank you so substantially for the brilliant responses!
I’m little by little starting up to get back again into the swing of points and with a marginally additional predictable agenda at property, I’m hoping to provide again Friday Points and ship you mouth watering recipes on a semi-common basis all over again. Remain tuned 😋