The third chemo cycle is going well, and so far Madeleine has been tolerating it beautifully. We were prepared for a lot of sleeping, and a lot of vomiting, as it has been in the past, but are getting virtually none of that. It is the same drugs at the same doses as cycle #2, so I don't know why it's affecting her any different this time, but I won't complain about a good thing. When we go home (hopefully on Saturday), and she is off the anti-emetic drip, things may be different.
A CT was done prior to the start of chemo and it showed further reduction of the tumor (yay!). A bone marrow biopsy also showed reduction of the amount of disease in her marrow! I'm still waiting for the reports to find out the exact measurements, but this is great news! She will have an MIBG scan in a couple weeks and that will give us a good "big picture." Also, we supposedly have a consult in San Francisco with UCSF for the MIBG therapy in three weeks. We are waiting for insurance authorizations and details to get ironed out, but it looks like we will be taking another trip shortly.
Meanwhile we have been keeping busy with some exciting hospital guests:
Tomorrow the Isotopes (baseball players) are coming. Madeleine is not nearly as excited about them "because they are boys."
All in all we couldn't hope for a better chemo visit. Hopefully we'll be outta here soon!
Thanks for the comments on the last post - it does help to know that someone is actually reading!