April 16, 2024

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Dominic Update 5.0 – Brown Eyed Baker

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Dominic Update 5.0 - Brown Eyed Baker

Delighted October, good friends!

I hope you have all had a excellent commence to tumble and are enjoying the cooler temperatures and beautiful drop days.

I’m popping in currently with a new Dominic update. Thank you all so a great deal for your e-mail, the playing cards and items that you have sent, and all of the prayers you’ve supplied up our loved ones appreciates it all so incredibly a great deal ❤️

The Latest Treatments and Scans

Just after Labor Day, Dominic experienced his next spherical of immunotherapy treatment, adopted up by a new set of scans and a bone marrow biopsy in mid-September.

We received incredibly encouraging news… the scan confirmed that 50% of the cancer has cleared, which is the largest transfer of the needle that we’ve witnessed so significantly.

The full-body radioactive scan done for neuroblastoma is named an MIBG scan and it is provided a “Curie score” – 10 segments of the physique are scored to 3, based mostly on how substantially cancer is present, which suggests the maximum score it can display is 30. In May well, Dominic’s rating was 27 just after surgery and prior to commencing immunotherapy, his score was 26. Immediately after the second round of immunotherapy, this most current scan showed a rating of 13.

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

We pray that the immunotherapy solutions continue on to be this productive and that he will shortly be fully cleared of the most cancers that continues to be.

Next Up…

Dominic will have his 3rd spherical of immunotherapy the week immediately after following, and then the fourth spherical about a thirty day period following that, followed by another established of scans.

Immunotherapy, not like chemotherapy, does not cause white counts, platelets, or hemoglobin to drop, so we do not have to get worried about 2 times-weekly lab do the job or transfusions. We just need to have to go into clinic at the time a week to have his central line dressing changed.

In the Meantime…

Dominic started out kindergarten very last 7 days! It has designed my coronary heart so pleased to see him enjoying typical 5-yr-outdated lifetime, displaying us the papers he’s worked on, and chatting about the minimal things that have occurred all through the day.

Immediately after paying the very last six months likely back again and forth from hospitals, inpatient stays for chemotherapy, operation, countless clinic visits, transfusions, radiation, and almost everything in amongst, acquiring some normalcy in day-to-day lifetime has been this kind of a blessing for him.

AND he turns 6 this week! 🎉

Coming Up…

You might have viewed a pair of new email messages from me this final 7 days! Thank you so a lot for the wonderful opinions!

I’m bit by bit setting up to get back into the swing of items and with a a little bit a lot more predictable agenda at house, I’m hoping to carry back again Friday Issues and send out you mouth watering recipes on a semi-standard basis once more. Continue to be tuned 😋

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