Pleased October, friends!

I hope you have all had a fantastic get started to fall and are having fun with the cooler temperatures and lovely tumble times.

I’m popping in currently with a new Dominic update. Thank you all so considerably for your e-mail, the cards and items that you’ve despatched, and all of the prayers you’ve provided up our family appreciates it all so incredibly much ❤️

The Newest Treatment plans and Scans

Just after Labor Working day, Dominic had his next round of immunotherapy therapy, followed up by a new established of scans and a bone marrow biopsy in mid-September.

We obtained quite encouraging news… the scan showed that 50% of the most cancers has cleared, which is the most significant shift of the needle that we have noticed so significantly.

The complete-overall body radioactive scan done for neuroblastoma is termed an MIBG scan and it is specified a “Curie score” – 10 segments of the human body are scored to 3, based mostly on how substantially cancer is present, which suggests the maximum score it can show is 30. In May possibly, Dominic’s score was 27 just after operation and prior to starting immunotherapy, his score was 26. Just after the next spherical of immunotherapy, this most new scan showed a score of 13.

His bone marrow biopsy confirmed what the health care provider named “just a trace” of neuroblastoma cells, a reduction from the past 5 to 10%.

We pray that the immunotherapy remedies keep on to be this effective and that he will quickly be completely cleared of the cancer that remains.

Next Up…

Dominic will have his 3rd spherical of immunotherapy the week right after upcoming, and then the fourth spherical about a thirty day period following that, adopted by a different established of scans.

Immunotherapy, compared with chemotherapy, does not cause white counts, platelets, or hemoglobin to fall, so we don’t have to be concerned about twice-weekly lab operate or transfusions. We just need to go into clinic as soon as a week to have his central line dressing transformed.

In the Meantime…

Dominic started kindergarten final week! It has produced my coronary heart so content to see him taking pleasure in normal 5-calendar year-previous existence, demonstrating us the papers he’s worked on, and conversing about the small factors that have occurred through the day.

Right after spending the past six months heading back and forth from hospitals, inpatient stays for chemotherapy, surgery, limitless clinic visits, transfusions, radiation, and anything in in between, getting some normalcy in every day lifetime has been this sort of a blessing for him.

AND he turns 6 this 7 days! 🎉

Coming Up…

You may well have witnessed a few of new email messages from me this last week! Thank you so a great deal for the wonderful opinions!

I’m gradually commencing to get again into the swing of matters and with a a little bit much more predictable routine at house, I’m hoping to convey again Friday Things and send you mouth watering recipes on a semi-regular basis again. Continue to be tuned 😋

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