Dr Gowda agreed with moving forward and doing two more rounds of the Avastin/irenotecan/temodar trial. Thankfully today her platelets were 41 and she didn't require platelets and she was good to start. So today started day 1 of round 9!!! Wow round 9!!! Scary, but Emily has had a lot of chemo under her belt, but she is doing great. Dr Gowda doesn't feel it's a time to not do anything, and honestly I'm not there either being that she just progressed in December. But as parents it so hard to keep it going, knowing so much more now that what we knew before. But stopping could also mean giving the neuroblastoma time to come back. So we move forward, two more rounds them back to Michigan for scans. Hopefully the next visit is nothing like this one was.
Dr Gowda still wants Emily to get a bag of her stem cells sometime in the future, but he is ok right now with holding off on them.
Remember to hug and kiss your kids and tell them you love them. Have a good weekend.