Hi there mates! I want to get a instant to thank you all SO much for the outpouring of adore, prayers, and well wishes that you have despatched to Dominic. Our relatives is overcome and humbled by the enjoy and kindness of this group. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
So quite a few of you have reached out considering that I shared Dominic’s diagnosis a couple of months in the past, inquiring how he was accomplishing and how his first remedy went.
At the finish of that week, he experienced a whole-physique scan, had a central line put, and then started his very first spherical of chemotherapy. This was the very first cure he received…
In the days throughout the therapy, he ran some fevers off and on, which necessary an added night’s keep at the clinic, and he missing his urge for food for about a day and a fifty percent, but then it gradually arrived again.
He saved occupied with trips to the playroom on his flooring, little Lego kits, a Kiwi & Co box, a mini Lite Brite, his new Nintendo Switch, every day bingo on the medical center Tv set, and loved to end each individual day with the Paw Patrol movie.
He arrived home feeling perfectly and didn’t pass up a defeat, managing about and enjoying with Joseph and Isabelle, and experiencing some gorgeous weather outside the house. We had a attractive Easter all with each other at home 🐰
Nonetheless, that Sunday night, he began working a fever, which we knew soon after owning a central line put, intended an automated journey to the ER and most probable a 2-3 working day stay at the medical center, throughout which they operate blood cultures to make sure there isn’t an an infection. He was crystal clear of an an infection, but his counts ended up pretty small (he was thought of “neutropenic”), so he had to remain right up until they experienced gotten up to a safe amount. He was back again residence on Thursday and rolled appropriate into the weekend jogging all-around and enjoying.
Apart from a few of days of minimal hunger, he hasn’t been ill hence significantly. He did commence to reduce his hair final week, so my partner gave him a excitement slash. Afterward, he looked in the mirror and mentioned, “I glimpse spiffy!” Oh to have the self-assurance, resiliency, and heart of a kid 💙
Next up is round two of chemotherapy, starting later on this week.
Joseph received braces!
Isabelle turned 4!
We have been savoring the days we get to expend with every person at house with each other, and receiving outside the house to delight in the stunning weather conditions whenever we get the option!
Thank you all once more for the ongoing prayers and for preserving Dominic in your thoughts. We know we are at the incredibly beginning of what will be a long and winding street with quite a few ups and downs, but are using it a single day at a time and appreciating every and every single beneficial moment as they appear ❤️