Update on Treatment

As planned, Sophie’s 3rd cycle of chemo began on Tuesday, April 24th. Her reaction to this cycle was a bit more mixed than the previous two; some days better than others, but overall when she was feeling good she was able to get to the playroom and have visits from volunteers and family. Less anecdotally, […]

Stem Cell Collection

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity.  Sophie’s reaction to her 2nd chemo cycle was much better than her reaction to the first cycle, and significantly better than anyone had anticipated (based on our 1st round experience).  We were able to keep her nausea at bay, and she was able to eat, […]

Onto Round 2

On Monday, we began our second round of chemo for Sophie.  We’ve had a couple of weeks of ups and downs preceding this new round.  As we mentioned in our previous post, we were admitted onto M9 (the inpatient side of the hospital) at the very onset of Sophie’s neutropenic phase. (This is when her […]

At It Again…

Sophie began the first cycle of her new chemo regimen last Tuesday, March 13th.  As the doctors had informed us, we found this drug combination to be significantly more challenging than her last treatments.  Her treatments were administered for 5 straight days (unlike the previous 2 or 3 days), from early morning until late evening, […]