Phases of Therapy
Okay, we had a busy day shuffling Mom & Dad between the hospital and and hotel to spend time with Big Sis. We’re on our way home now.
The Oncologist called while Dad was with us, so we listened in.
It was a lot of discussion about each of the 3 medicines that will be used for chemo. Mom and Dad have the papers with the name of each medication and side effects.
(From my quick notes while listening) The main parts beyond medications is the timeline of each phase of therapy:•
- Induction – 5 weeks – goal: remission (hospital)
- Consolidation – 6 weeks – sweeps out any leukemia tests can’t detect (clinic)
- Intra-maintenance – 8 weeks (clinic)
- Delayed intensification– 8 weeks (in hospital) broken into two (2) 4-wk periods
- Maintenance – continues 2 yrs from when she started intra-maintenance – to keep leukemia from coming back (at home)
Her first official day of chemo was yesterday.
No definitive results from spinal tap yet when we talked to her.
Avery has responded beautifully with everything so far.
Already on a good path.
Speech, OT and PT will be part of the support team to make sure she continues to meet her developmental milestones.
Follow Avery’s journey with Leukemia here.
How can you help from home?
First, prayer. We need to continue to storm the gates of heaven for Avery.
Their biggest tangible needs are food and money. Even with insurance, the costs are undoubtedly going to continue to add up.
For starters, we set up a GoFundMe with a tentative amount that will most likely go up as we continue: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-baby-avery-beat-leukemia
To help them stay fed while at the hospital, we’ve found DoorDash gift cards are best: https://doordash.launchgiftcards.com/
Email for digital gift cards here: [email protected]
Want to send cash straight to Chey through Cashapp? $CheyenneShipwash
Or you can send it straight to Nic through Venmo: @NKiernan
Want to send tangible gifts? We’ve set up an Amazon Wish List.
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Instagram handle: @ourhappilyeveravery
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