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, we have been back and forth for a number of visits and discussions with the doctors about our next steps for treatment. After many conversations amongst different specialists on Sophie’s team, the decision has been taken to begin pre-surgical radiation this Wednesday, May 9th. Unfortunately, when Sophie’s cancer came back, radiation became a necessary component of her new treatment plan.
Radiation will comprise 20 consecutive weekday visits (all early morning) for Sophie to be put under anesthesia and undergo a radiation treatment. This means at the very least, starting Wednesday, we’ll be at the hospital every weekday morning for anestesia. This will also coincide with her 4th and possibly 5th round of chemotherapy which will be given after radiation when possible.
Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers as we move into this new phase.