Delighted Oct, good friends!
I hope you have all had a fantastic commence to slide and are having fun with the cooler temperatures and attractive tumble days.
I’m popping in currently with a new Dominic update. Thank you all so much for your e-mail, the cards and presents that you’ve despatched, and all of the prayers you have provided up our family members appreciates it all so very a great deal ❤️
The Hottest Treatments and Scans
Immediately after Labor Working day, Dominic experienced his second round of immunotherapy remedy, adopted up by a new established of scans and a bone marrow biopsy in mid-September.
We obtained extremely encouraging news… the scan confirmed that 50% of the cancer has cleared, which is the biggest transfer of the needle that we have found so far.
The full-system radioactive scan accomplished for neuroblastoma is termed an MIBG scan and it is given a “Curie score” – 10 segments of the system are scored to 3, centered on how substantially cancer is current, which usually means the highest rating it can present is 30. In Might, Dominic’s rating was 27 after surgical procedure and prior to starting immunotherapy, his rating was 26. Immediately after the 2nd spherical of immunotherapy, this most latest scan confirmed a score of 13.
His bone marrow biopsy showed what the physician referred to as “just a trace” of neuroblastoma cells, a reduction from the earlier 5 to 10%.
We pray that the immunotherapy treatment plans continue to be this efficient and that he will before long be entirely cleared of the cancer that continues to be.
Up coming Up…
Dominic will have his third spherical of immunotherapy the 7 days right after future, and then the fourth round about a month following that, followed by a different set of scans.
Immunotherapy, not like chemotherapy, does not bring about white counts, platelets, or hemoglobin to fall, so we don’t have to fret about two times-weekly lab perform or transfusions. We just have to have to go into clinic after a week to have his central line dressing transformed.
In the Meantime…
Dominic started kindergarten last 7 days! It has made my coronary heart so satisfied to see him making the most of typical 5-calendar year-old daily life, exhibiting us the papers he’s worked on, and speaking about the minimal things that have occurred during the day.
Right after paying out the past six months going back again and forth from hospitals, inpatient stays for chemotherapy, operation, unlimited clinic visits, transfusions, radiation, and all the things in amongst, obtaining some normalcy in day to day lifetime has been this sort of a blessing for him.
AND he turns 6 this week! 🎉
You may have found a few of new e-mail from me this final week! Thank you so significantly for the awesome comments!
I’m gradually beginning to get back again into the swing of issues and with a somewhat far more predictable timetable at home, I’m hoping to provide again Friday Points and deliver you delicious recipes on a semi-standard foundation yet again. Stay tuned 😋