Welcome Sophia Hope Bell!!!

Welcome Sophia Hope Bell!!!
Maddy has officially become a big sister!!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Chemo is DONE!!!!

We went in and completed the last (scheduled) round of chemo yesterday! Madelyn was pretty good. She slept for 1/2 the time. She got a "Certificate of Achievement" for Bravery During Treatment from the hospital staff and some Target gift cards. We got home around 2PM. She starts Neupogen shots (yes, they were prescribed this time!) today and continues for 7 days. It seems like we are anticipating some issues with her non-white cells (RBCs and platelets) so we have lined up information for a directed donation of my blood and Sheila's platelets for Monday.

Right now the plan is for 2 weeks of recovery from chemotherapy and then on 5/17 we are planning to get an MRI done and an MIBG done the following week, 5/24. After that, we hope to get a return of NED (No Evidence of Disease) report.

We'll keep you all informed as more information becomes available.

The Bell Family