December 2, 2022

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Dominic Update 2.0 – Brown Eyed Baker

Hello buddies, I hope you all have been nicely and that you are kicking off summer season in the greatest way attainable!

So lots of of you have attained out to ask how Dominic is carrying out and although I share a swift photograph on Instagram tales once in a while, I required to pop in swiftly to give you an update.

Considering the fact that I previous wrote, Dominic has finished cycles two and three of chemotherapy. Equally produced him unwell one working day of the procedure but with a tweak of the nausea meds, he was sensation greater.

His new favorite in-clinic activity? Tunes therapy! He receives these a big kick out of actively playing the instruments 😁

He is also Really into every day bingo 😍

On the very last working day of his 2nd cycle, he had the chance to tour the helicopter pad on the clinic roof, which he Loved. The watch was remarkable and we uncovered tons of pleasurable details (mom enjoys a great field vacation, ha)!

When residence, he continues to engage in and really considerably enjoys everyday living as typical, which includes a lot of outside the house time now that it’s great out!

Highway Vacation

Among rounds two and three of chemotherapy, we traveled to New York for Dominic to be observed at Memorial Sloan Kettering, the place they have a team of pediatric oncologists who specialize in neuroblastoma.

He is remaining handled below their guidance, so considerably receiving all of his chemotherapy in this article in Pittsburgh, but we will vacation there for his tumor removal surgical procedure.

We both experienced our 1st Uber experience, had Shake Shack for the very first time (SO Great), and Dominic had his initial keep in a resort. A successful vacation, but there is genuinely no place like property!

Our New Typical

We are receiving really utilised to the symptoms of lower hemoglobin (two times in a row of having much more consume breaks than normal while participating in exterior? We guessed he was heading to have to have blood when he went to his clinic appointment the next day and, absolutely sure plenty of, he did) and low platelets (far more bruising). He has had various transfusions of both equally because starting this journey, so a excellent major thank you to anybody who has at any time donated blood, as we are now so substantially extra acutely knowledgeable of the significance of this selfless act.

Hemoglobin, platelets, white cell counts, neutrophils, and ANC numbers are now just prevalent dialogue in this article.

We’ve all type of settled into our new program of therapies, outings to the healthcare facility, taking care of prescription drugs, line flushing, and so on.

The most significant hurdle due to the fact this previous cycle of chemotherapy is that we have experienced to give Dominic each day photographs (vs the a person-time photographs right after the 1st and second rounds) and it is the complete worst. He has always hated photographs and he just dreads them, I get anxious, and it is just a whole SCENE. The each day shots had been used because of his forthcoming stem mobile harvest, to ensure his counts were strong (see below).

Future Ways

This coming week, Dominic will have a stem cell harvest, in which they will insert a short term line to extract stem cells (which will then be stored) ought to he need them in any ability in the course of therapy down the highway. It is our hope that he would not, but they will be there if he does.

The up coming huge action is in two weeks when he will have his tumor removing surgical treatment. Next the surgery, he will have yet another spherical of chemotherapy and then a number of weeks immediately after that, a battery of exams and scans to see exactly where we stand with the disorder.

Be sure to continue to pray that the most cancers is responding to treatment method, that the surgeons are capable to take away the tumor safely and successfully, and that he has a rather quick restoration.

Fun at Home…

A handful of a lot more shots of the little ones from new months ❤️


Wishing you all a exciting and harmless commence to your summer season! ☀️❤️