Day 41 on the road to recovery…
Sometimes, no news really is good news.
After coming home from the hospital a little over a week ago, we’ve managed to be home and stay home which is extremely nice. There were a few days where we received planned outpatient visits to the hospital, but there were no last-minute surprises, no middle-of-the-night trips to the urgent care at MSK, and a minimal number of calls to the on-call doctors.
Tomorrow, we start the 3rd cycle of chemotherapy. As with the others, this is a 3 week roller coaster which includes several days of medications, a low count period where we have a 50/50 shot of getting admitted to the hospital, and then a period of recovery where Sophie will hopefully be energetic, eating lots of pizza, and always looking to “do something fun, and then after we do something fun, let’s do something else fun too!” (This is her new daily mantra) 🙂
After this 3rd cycle of chemotherapy, the plan is to have one more cycle and then remove the tumor through an extensive open-lung surgery, currently being planned for the first half of February. Beyond that depends on many different factors.
We again want to thank everyone for everything they have done for us and Sophie over the past little while. A special thank you to those who are helping out in ways we never would have imagined, such as shoveling our sidewalk without leaving a note or expecting a thank you. These little acts mean so much to us and really make our lives so much easier on a day to day basis.