December 2, 2022

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Dominic Update 5.0 – Brown Eyed Baker

Happy October, buddies!

I hope you have all experienced a great get started to tumble and are making the most of the cooler temperatures and gorgeous drop times.

I’m popping in right now with a new Dominic update. Thank you all so much for your e-mail, the cards and gifts that you have despatched, and all of the prayers you have supplied up our family appreciates it all so pretty a lot ❤️

The Most recent Treatment options and Scans

Immediately after Labor Working day, Dominic experienced his next round of immunotherapy cure, followed up by a new set of scans and a bone marrow biopsy in mid-September.

We acquired pretty encouraging news… the scan confirmed that 50% of the most cancers has cleared, which is the biggest move of the needle that we’ve seen so significantly.

The whole-body radioactive scan accomplished for neuroblastoma is identified as an MIBG scan and it is given a “Curie score” – 10 segments of the physique are scored to 3, centered on how much cancer is current, which implies the optimum rating it can clearly show is 30. In May possibly, Dominic’s score was 27 right after surgical treatment and prior to beginning immunotherapy, his score was 26. After the second spherical of immunotherapy, this most the latest scan showed a score of 13.

His bone marrow biopsy showed what the physician termed “just a trace” of neuroblastoma cells, a reduction from the preceding 5 to 10%.

We pray that the immunotherapy treatment options carry on to be this productive and that he will shortly be absolutely cleared of the most cancers that remains.

Up coming Up…

Dominic will have his 3rd spherical of immunotherapy the 7 days right after subsequent, and then the fourth spherical about a thirty day period just after that, followed by another established of scans.

Immunotherapy, compared with chemotherapy, does not cause white counts, platelets, or hemoglobin to fall, so we do not have to be concerned about twice-weekly lab function or transfusions. We just want to go into clinic when a week to have his central line dressing changed.

In the Meantime…

Dominic started kindergarten final week! It has produced my coronary heart so happy to see him savoring ordinary 5-12 months-old everyday living, displaying us the papers he’s worked on, and conversing about the small matters that have took place throughout the working day.

After paying the very last 6 months heading back and forth from hospitals, inpatient stays for chemotherapy, operation, endless clinic visits, transfusions, radiation, and everything in in between, acquiring some normalcy in daily life has been these types of a blessing for him.

AND he turns 6 this 7 days! 🎉

Coming Up…

You may perhaps have found a couple of new e-mail from me this final week! Thank you so substantially for the wonderful responses!

I’m bit by bit starting to get back again into the swing of matters and with a slightly far more predictable schedule at property, I’m hoping to carry back Friday Things and deliver you delectable recipes on a semi-frequent basis once more. Stay tuned 😋