Dominic Update 5.0 – Brown Eyed Baker

Pleased Oct, friends!

I hope you have all had a fantastic get started to tumble and are making the most of the cooler temperatures and stunning slide times.

I’m popping in currently with a new Dominic update. Thank you all so a lot for your e-mail, the playing cards and presents that you’ve sent, and all of the prayers you have offered up our household appreciates it all so very considerably ❤️

The Most up-to-date Treatment options and Scans

Right after Labor Working day, Dominic had his 2nd round of immunotherapy treatment method, followed up by a new set of scans and a bone marrow biopsy in mid-September.

We obtained incredibly encouraging news… the scan confirmed that 50% of the cancer has cleared, which is the largest transfer of the needle that we have seen so far.

The complete-body radioactive scan accomplished for neuroblastoma is named an MIBG scan and it is presented a “Curie score” – 10 segments of the entire body are scored to 3, centered on how a great deal cancer is present, which implies the best score it can show is 30. In Might, Dominic’s rating was 27 immediately after medical procedures and prior to commencing immunotherapy, his score was 26. Immediately after the 2nd spherical of immunotherapy, this most recent scan showed a rating of 13.

His bone marrow biopsy confirmed what the medical doctor called “just a trace” of neuroblastoma cells, a reduction from the prior 5 to 10%.

We pray that the immunotherapy treatment plans carry on to be this powerful and that he will soon be absolutely cleared of the cancer that stays.

Up coming Up…

Dominic will have his third spherical of immunotherapy the week after up coming, and then the fourth round about a month just after that, followed by a different set of scans.

Immunotherapy, compared with chemotherapy, does not result in white counts, platelets, or hemoglobin to drop, so we never have to worry about twice-weekly lab perform or transfusions. We just will need to go into clinic the moment a 7 days to have his central line dressing adjusted.

In the Meantime…

Dominic started off kindergarten past week! It has manufactured my coronary heart so pleased to see him experiencing standard 5-calendar year-aged daily life, showing us the papers he’s worked on, and speaking about the minimal matters that have took place all through the working day.

Just after investing the past six months going again and forth from hospitals, inpatient stays for chemotherapy, surgical procedure, countless clinic visits, transfusions, radiation, and all the things in between, having some normalcy in day-to-day daily life has been this kind of a blessing for him.

AND he turns 6 this 7 days! 🎉

Coming Up…

You may possibly have found a pair of new e-mail from me this very last week! Thank you so much for the wonderful suggestions!

I’m slowly setting up to get back into the swing of issues and with a a bit a lot more predictable program at residence, I’m hoping to carry back again Friday Matters and mail you tasty recipes on a semi-typical basis all over again. Continue to be tuned 😋

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