Satisfied October, mates!
I hope you have all experienced a amazing begin to slide and are having fun with the cooler temperatures and stunning fall days.
I’m popping in currently with a new Dominic update. Thank you all so much for your e-mail, the cards and items that you’ve sent, and all of the prayers you have presented up our household appreciates it all so very much ❤️
The Hottest Remedies and Scans
Following Labor Day, Dominic experienced his second round of immunotherapy therapy, adopted up by a new set of scans and a bone marrow biopsy in mid-September.
We acquired very encouraging news… the scan confirmed that 50% of the most cancers has cleared, which is the largest transfer of the needle that we have observed so much.
The entire-entire body radioactive scan accomplished for neuroblastoma is called an MIBG scan and it is provided a “Curie score” – 10 segments of the human body are scored to 3, centered on how substantially most cancers is current, which means the greatest score it can clearly show is 30. In Might, Dominic’s score was 27 right after operation and prior to beginning immunotherapy, his score was 26. Just after the second spherical of immunotherapy, this most modern scan showed a score of 13.
His bone marrow biopsy confirmed what the medical professional called “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 productive and that he will soon be fully cleared of the cancer that continues to be.
Dominic will have his 3rd spherical of immunotherapy the week following next, and then the fourth spherical about a month immediately after that, adopted by a different established of scans.
Immunotherapy, compared with chemotherapy, does not lead to white counts, platelets, or hemoglobin to drop, so we never have to be concerned about twice-weekly lab work or transfusions. We just want to go into clinic after a week to have his central line dressing improved.
In the Meantime…
Dominic began kindergarten past 7 days! It has created my heart so joyful to see him experiencing standard 5-calendar year-old lifestyle, exhibiting us the papers he’s worked on, and speaking about the very little issues that have occurred throughout the day.
Right after paying out the very last six months likely again and forth from hospitals, inpatient stays for chemotherapy, surgical treatment, infinite clinic visits, transfusions, radiation, and anything in in between, possessing some normalcy in day to day lifestyle has been these a blessing for him.
AND he turns 6 this week! 🎉
You may possibly have witnessed a couple of new email messages from me this very last week! Thank you so a lot for the great feedback!
I’m slowly starting to get again into the swing of things and with a a little more predictable schedule at home, I’m hoping to convey again Friday Points and send you tasty recipes on a semi-common basis all over again. Continue to be tuned 😋