Day 41: Starting the 3rd Cycle of Chemo

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.


7 Replies to “Day 41: Starting the 3rd Cycle of Chemo”

  1. Thank you for the update! May we continue to have only good news (or no news :)) ! I’m going to take Sofie’s wisdom and have some fun and then have some more fun! Love you all!

  2. Love you guys so much.
    Looking forward to more “no news” and good news.

    We are all behind you.

  3. Please know that we are praying for your little girl here in merkaz shapira. We have a challa baking list and her name was added so many many women are taking challa with Sophie in mind.
    Refuah shlema

  4. Clifford and Natalie Bloch says: Reply

    Such great news. Nat and I think of y’all all the time. We admire your great spirit and are overjoyed to see Sophie’s beautiful smile and read of her zest for life. We pray for her regularly and hope that she will make a full recovery. Lots of love to y’all. Cliff and Nat

  5. Thanks for the update. I love it when Sophie says “do something else fun” She clearly has her eye on the prize!

  6. Jenny and “spanky”- I heard about sophies story and I am Davening for her and thinking about you guys. I hope it gives you chizuk knowing people who you probably haven’t even thought about in years (like me) are supporting your family and Davening. Hashem should give you guys and your beautiful girl the strength to get through this time. Sophie should have a refuah shelaima.
    Love Ariele Fox (parness)

  7. David and shira says: Reply

    Thank you for the update! We’re thinking of all you guys and esti is looking forward to a play date!

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