Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bone Marrow Biopsy Results / Day 3 High Dose Chemo / Vanderbilt Team

Today we got the results back from the bone marrow biopsy, and they're encouraging.  Currently, Caroline's bone marrow has less than 1% of Neuroblastoma cells, down from 20-25% previously, and down from 90-100% originally.  We are all encouraged by the news and feel like Caroline is headed in the right direction overall.

We are now into the third day of high-dose chemo and the baths every 6 hours around the clock.  Caroline is more tired today and has been a little nauseous, but hanging in there.  We expect her to feel worse every day for the next couple of weeks.  Today is the only day of this high-dose chemo round that she will receive 2 types of chemotherapy. Tomorrow through Saturday, she will get chemotherapy once a day.

HUGE SHOUT OUT, and a big THANK YOU to the medical team here at Vanderbilt.  The personalized care they have given to Caroline, and always going the extra mile, really helps makes this miserable experience tolerable for our family.  We appreciate the nurses, doctors, therapies and social workers that go above and beyond the call of duty!

Many Thanks!
Team Lantz
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  1. Thank you for sharing. Prayers that Caroline feels better soon. Also awesome news about the bone marrow. How great is our God.

  2. Thinking of you Caroline!💜💙💚💜💙💚

  3. I signed up to be a donor years ago. Do you know if you need to update yearly or periodically?

  4. Always thinking of you all. Keep up the good work Caroline - such a strong sweetheart! XOXO ~Mackenzie

  5. She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.
    Proverbs 31:25
    Continued Prayers for Sweet Caroline and your family.

  6. Continue to pray for you sweet girl and look forward to seeing you outside playing and laughing and lots of big smiles.

  7. Prayers continued during this course of treatment! Great news that the neuroblastoma cells continue to decrease. Jeremiah 33:6 Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security! God Bless!

  8. We are praying and cheering her on here in Wisconsin! Love to all...Kyle and Kathy Long

  9. Praying for Caroline and your family. Joining you in thanks and praise for the improvement in her test results. I will continue to pray for ongoing improvement, strength, faith and that Jesus be with y'all every step of the way.