Sunday, May 17, 2009

Chemo Cycle 5 Continues

Today, Isabella's creatinine clearance was normal so they continued with the third dose of carboplatin. They will check her urine again in the morning just to make sure her kidney functions are still ok. Isabella has started to feel some of the effects of the chemo, but her appetite is still ok and her energy is still good. She receives anti-nausea medication, which seems to help during the times when she starts to feel nauseous. In previous cycles, by now, Isabella would be vomiting several times a day and not have the energy to get out of bed, but that is not the case, at least so far. Also, the anti-nausea drugs would have little effect.

On Monday, she will begin 3 days of thiotepa, a chemotherapy drug that she has not gotten yet. Since everything got pushed a day, she will probably not receive her stem cell transplant until Saturday.


  1. Blessing and prayers are coming Isabella's way. May God's grace and love protect and sooth Isabella. keep strong

  2. Hi Isabella & Family: I ran upon your site on FB/PLGA page. My adorable little girl, Claire, who looks much like Isabella was diagnosed with a tumor almost 4 years ago. She is doing very well now and I hope for the same with Isabella. I am sending all my positive thoughts Isabella's way and I am very sorry the treatments aren't easier.


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