Friday night at the Circus!
A place learn about Eden Adams and her fight against Neuroblastoma.
Three days down and two to go. Eden is still feeling great with no side effects of the chemo so far! The only problem she has that they have so much fluids running through her little body that she has to pee every few minutes which we have turned into our own little joke and laugh about.... She and Riley are outside right now enjoying the warm weather and we are hoping it holds up though the weekend so she can ride her bike. She asked to ride today but i could not say no fast enough considering she has her port accessed and tubes running from it to her saline pack that is strapped to her back... Can only begin to imagine the can of worms that would open... lol And of course poor Riley is still in his cast. We were hoping they would cut it down below his knee or even give him a walking cast today but no such luck. He is stuck in this big cast for at least 2 more weeks at which time he will go back for more X-Rays. We had to run to Staples last night for something Riley needed for School and walking in I just had to laugh looking at us.. Riley and Eden asked why i was laughing and i told them all together we were one big walking handicap. Riley and his cast and crutches and Eden and her hearing aids and big bag of fluids hanging from her back and tubes running everywhere.. sometimes its either laugh or cry and laughing is always my preferred choice.
Rourke and I had a call with Dr. Mosse today for about 45 min and a plan is in place. First off she does agree that the Disease has progressed but maybe not as bad as we thought... But either way it tells us that the meds she is on now are not working. Eden will start back on the Topo/Cyclo on Monday in the Clinic as outpatient and she will do two rounds of this chemo. Some of you may remember this from past March. Its the same drugs. They worked very well for her then improving her Disease by more then 70% and it wasn't extremely harsh on her. She will lose her hair....no doubt this time..lol But i think she will be completely fine with it.
We realize you all may have gotten the idea of how our day went yesterday based on the pictures posted and I am sorry there was little communication to go with it but we just really needed a minute. This came as a very big surprise to all of us including Dr. Yeager. Eden has been feeling great and had no pain which is unusual considering the progression we are seeing now. Obviously things are not good based on what we are seeing. (at least 10 to 15 new spots) We spoke in depth with Dr. Yeager right after the scan and he will be working with Dr. Mosse and Dr. Maris today to come up with a plan. We of course have told them what we would like to do and so now we will get their professional input and put things together. Neuroblastoma won this battle but we are still ahead on the war! Eden has an amazing group of Doctors on her side and we are no where near ready to give up!
Here are pictures from today's and previous scans... The photo from 12/21/2005 is normal and what the results should be. As for today's scan, well you can fill in the blank. Were talking with Eden's Oncologists to figure out a plans.
We got to spend another fun filled evening at Columbus Children's hospital yesterday only not for Eden this time. Shortly before the end of the school day, Riley decided to take a tumble down the steps of the school and fractured his ankle. As you can see from the picture i took this morning the cast goes from his toes to his tush. He is very wobbly on the crutches but i am sure he will learn to master them over the next eight weeks!
Eden is doing fine and feeling good. She will have clinic today and her MiBG injections and tomorrow she will have her scan. Extra prayers please!
We will let you know the results as soon as we have them.
Sorry we haven't updated lately. No news is good news! Eden has been fine. She is very tired every night and seems to be taking naps here and there but considering she IS on a chemo regimen i think she is doing great. She had labs on Monday and all of her counts are fine and she was up a pound and grew almost an inch over the last month. After Clinic she went to spend a few hours with CeCe and of course they HAD to go shopping for Eden's Easter Dress and Eden insisted on trying all of her favorites on. She loves her CeCe sooo much and i don't know what i would ever do without her emotional support!