Monday, May 16, 2022

Cycle 2 Treatment Underway!

Caroline started Cycle 2 today - two chemotherapies (Irinotecan and Temozolimade) each day for five days. The antibody therapy (Dinutuximab) will be added tomorrow - it runs for 20 hours per day through Saturday. The antibody causes extreme pain, so starting tomorrow until we leave, she will be on a constant dilaudid drip 24/7.

Assuming all goes well, Caroline should be discharged this weekend. The other main side effects from this treatment are: rash, nausea, diarrhea and fever.

Please pray for an uneventful week, and that this treatment is working to kill off all of the Neuroblastoma cells in her body. She will get her progress scans on June 3rd.

All the Best,
The Lantz Family
#ftgf 
#carolinestrong

Caroline was able to snag the "movie theater" set-up today...projector movies and theater snacks all night!



5 comments:

  1. Please God, help Caroline, through her treatments this week.
    We are praying!

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  2. Stacy HarringtonMay 19, 2022 at 4:24 PM

    Yesterday, I was scrolling through old pictures and saw the cutest photo of Caroline when she volunteered to pull Tate's very first loose tooth. I couldn't believe he let her, and couldn't get over how truly brave and excited she was to do it for him. Big hugs and lots of prayers for you all 🙏❤

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  3. I've only known about Caroline through my amazing coworker Marie (her nonna) She has inspired me so much through her journey. She is one of the bravest girl's I've known of and I know she will defeat cancer! I will pray for her ease in treatment. I know she will get through this. May Allah have mercy on her and her parents! God Bless you all! Arfa Sheikh.

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  4. I am praying for you and look forward to having you back at school. Hang in there. Jesus loves you so much and will be with you every step of the way. Sending my love and hugs! - Mrs. Farmer

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  5. We have had Caroline in our prayers! Praying that she is home resting now. Prayers continue each and every day for Caroline and the entire family!

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