Satisfied Oct, buddies!
I hope you have all had a wonderful get started to fall and are enjoying the cooler temperatures and wonderful tumble times.
I’m popping in nowadays with a new Dominic update. Thank you all so significantly for your e-mails, the playing cards and presents that you have sent, and all of the prayers you’ve made available up our family members appreciates it all so pretty a lot ❤️
The Most recent Treatments and Scans
After Labor Working day, Dominic had his 2nd round of immunotherapy treatment method, followed up by a new established of scans and a bone marrow biopsy in mid-September.
We got pretty encouraging news… the scan confirmed that 50% of the cancer has cleared, which is the largest move of the needle that we’ve found so far.
The comprehensive-human body radioactive scan done for neuroblastoma is identified as an MIBG scan and it is specified a “Curie score” – 10 segments of the body are scored to 3, based on how substantially most cancers is current, which means the optimum rating it can display is 30. In May possibly, Dominic’s score was 27 right after surgery and prior to commencing immunotherapy, his rating was 26. After the second spherical of immunotherapy, this most latest scan showed a score of 13.
His bone marrow biopsy confirmed what the physician termed “just a trace” of neuroblastoma cells, a reduction from the former 5 to 10%.
We pray that the immunotherapy treatment options keep on to be this successful and that he will quickly be wholly cleared of the most cancers that remains.
Dominic will have his third spherical of immunotherapy the 7 days after up coming, and then the fourth round about a thirty day period after that, adopted by a further set of scans.
Immunotherapy, not like chemotherapy, does not cause white counts, platelets, or hemoglobin to fall, so we really do not have to fret about 2 times-weekly lab do the job or transfusions. We just will need to go into clinic after a 7 days to have his central line dressing modified.
In the Meantime…
Dominic started kindergarten final 7 days! It has created my heart so pleased to see him enjoying standard 5-calendar year-aged lifestyle, showing us the papers he’s worked on, and chatting about the minor items that have happened in the course of the working day.
After paying the last 6 months likely back again and forth from hospitals, inpatient stays for chemotherapy, surgical treatment, countless clinic visits, transfusions, radiation, and anything in amongst, having some normalcy in each day existence has been these types of a blessing for him.
AND he turns 6 this week! 🎉
You may have noticed a few of new email messages from me this final 7 days! Thank you so substantially for the brilliant feedback!
I’m slowly but surely starting to get back into the swing of points and with a a little extra predictable plan at property, I’m hoping to carry again Friday Matters and send you delectable recipes on a semi-regular foundation all over again. Keep tuned 😋