Content October, buddies!
I hope you have all had a great get started to fall and are taking pleasure in the cooler temperatures and stunning slide times.
I’m popping in right now with a new Dominic update. Thank you all so significantly for your email messages, the playing cards and gifts that you’ve sent, and all of the prayers you’ve supplied up our spouse and children appreciates it all so quite significantly ❤️
The Latest Treatments and Scans
Immediately after Labor Day, Dominic experienced his second spherical of immunotherapy therapy, adopted up by a new set of scans and a bone marrow biopsy in mid-September.
We got pretty encouraging news… the scan showed that 50% of the most cancers has cleared, which is the greatest transfer of the needle that we have viewed so significantly.
The total-overall body radioactive scan accomplished for neuroblastoma is called an MIBG scan and it is specified a “Curie score” – 10 segments of the overall body are scored to 3, centered on how significantly cancer is current, which signifies the greatest rating it can present is 30. In May well, Dominic’s score was 27 following surgical procedures and prior to commencing immunotherapy, his rating was 26. Just after the 2nd round of immunotherapy, this most current scan confirmed a score of 13.
His bone marrow biopsy confirmed what the health care provider referred to as “just a trace” of neuroblastoma cells, a reduction from the past 5 to 10%.
We pray that the immunotherapy treatment options proceed to be this effective and that he will soon be totally cleared of the most cancers that stays.
Up coming Up…
Dominic will have his 3rd spherical of immunotherapy the week just after upcoming, and then the fourth round about a thirty day period right after that, followed by another set of scans.
Immunotherapy, not like chemotherapy, does not trigger white counts, platelets, or hemoglobin to fall, so we do not have to fear about two times-weekly lab perform or transfusions. We just need to go into clinic when a week to have his central line dressing altered.
In the Meantime…
Dominic begun kindergarten very last week! It has created my coronary heart so satisfied to see him enjoying regular 5-year-old lifetime, displaying us the papers he’s worked on, and talking about the small things that have happened in the course of the working day.
Soon after paying the previous 6 months heading again and forth from hospitals, inpatient stays for chemotherapy, surgical procedures, limitless clinic visits, transfusions, radiation, and every little thing in in between, acquiring some normalcy in everyday everyday living has been this kind of a blessing for him.
AND he turns 6 this week! 🎉
You may have seen a few of new email messages from me this last week! Thank you so a lot for the great feedback!
I’m slowly but surely commencing to get back into the swing of matters and with a a little bit more predictable agenda at property, I’m hoping to convey back Friday Issues and ship you delectable recipes on a semi-standard basis all over again. Continue to be tuned 😋