Dominic Update 5.0 – Brown Eyed Baker

Georgann Dolfay

Delighted October, good friends!

I hope you have all experienced a superb start out to drop and are experiencing the cooler temperatures and beautiful slide days.

I’m popping in now with a new Dominic update. Thank you all so a great deal for your e-mails, the cards and items that you’ve despatched, and all of the prayers you’ve provided up our relatives appreciates it all so really much ❤️

The Newest Therapies and Scans

Immediately after Labor Day, Dominic had his 2nd round of immunotherapy remedy, adopted up by a new established of scans and a bone marrow biopsy in mid-September.

We obtained really encouraging news… the scan confirmed that 50% of the most cancers has cleared, which is the biggest move of the needle that we’ve viewed so considerably.

The full-system radioactive scan carried out for neuroblastoma is termed an MIBG scan and it is offered a “Curie score” – 10 segments of the physique are scored to 3, based on how considerably most cancers is current, which means the highest score it can show is 30. In May well, Dominic’s score was 27 following operation and prior to commencing immunotherapy, his score was 26. Just after the second round of immunotherapy, this most modern scan confirmed a score of 13.

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

We pray that the immunotherapy treatments keep on to be this powerful and that he will quickly be totally cleared of the most cancers that stays.

Upcoming Up…

Dominic will have his 3rd spherical of immunotherapy the 7 days after upcoming, and then the fourth spherical about a month following that, adopted by yet another set of scans.

Immunotherapy, not like chemotherapy, does not lead to white counts, platelets, or hemoglobin to fall, so we really do not have to be concerned about twice-weekly lab operate or transfusions. We just want to go into clinic the moment a week to have his central line dressing modified.

In the Meantime…

Dominic started kindergarten past 7 days! It has designed my coronary heart so happy to see him taking pleasure in usual 5-calendar year-aged daily life, showing us the papers he’s worked on, and chatting about the minor things that have occurred throughout the working day.

Right after investing the last six months likely back again and forth from hospitals, inpatient stays for chemotherapy, surgical treatment, limitless clinic visits, transfusions, radiation, and everything in in between, having some normalcy in everyday daily life has been such a blessing for him.

AND he turns 6 this 7 days! 🎉

Coming Up…

You could have viewed a few of new e-mail from me this last 7 days! Thank you so significantly for the great comments!

I’m slowly but surely starting up to get back into the swing of factors and with a marginally far more predictable plan at home, I’m hoping to convey back again Friday Matters and deliver you tasty recipes on a semi-regular basis again. Stay tuned 😋

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