Port Removal is Scheduled

Julia had a clinic visit and some additional tests on Friday. We started the day with a blood test at clinic. Her counts have been rebounding very well. Julia will no longer need to go for weekly blood work and the orders were placed to have her port removed. We then had to go the big CHOP (in the city) for a scheduled Pulmonary Function test and Echocardiogram. This is standard procedure for post-chemo/radiation when there is a mass in the chest. Just making sure that Julia’s heart and lungs are working properly and are not damaged from the treatments. We have not heard the results yet, but no news is good news – we weren’t asked to go straight to admissions, so that is a good sign. Things

Summer Comes Early!!!

Julia’s scans are all clear!!!!!!! There was no sign of cancer. She has a bit of scar tissue in her lung from the radiation, but other than that everything looks great. Julia’s chemotherapy is over. She will have blood work over the next week or so to watch that her counts get back to normal. Her platelets were still low today (17), but they seem to be rebounding so she did not get a transfusion today. Once all her counts have rebounded, she will be scheduled for surgery to remove her chemo port. Now the official countdown to be considered cured begins (5 years cancer -free). March 2, 2017 – what a party we will have!!! Until then, Julia will have scans every three months for the next year (

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