Posted on December 15, 2017
Season’s Greetings to you all.
Claire is nine treatments into her chemotherapy protocol and things are going incredibly well. Much better than anyone anticipated. To date she’s still showing none of the common side-effects expected from the treatment. Her appetite is good, she’s sleeping well, and, knock on wood, she’s still managing to fight off the colds and the sicknesses that are going around at the moment.
The most exciting news came from an MRI on Tuesday this week. The scan showed that two months into treatment her tumor has reduced in size by about 10%. Initially measuring 5cm, it’s now 4.5cm. There is no inflammation and her ventricles have returned to normal which means she no-longer has hydrocephalus. It’s a gift we’re so grateful to have received.
With the help and support you have given us, and the work of the wonderful staff at Doernbecher, our little girl is fighting and winning. We have more appreciation and gratitude than we could ever put into words.
Claire is excited to become a big sister for the first time. Lisa is due to give birth to Eleanor, our second child, next week. It’s an amazing time for our family and we are eternally grateful for everything you have done to help us. As we continue with treatment and hopefully more positive progress in her fight again cancer, we’re optimistic and excited for Claire’s future.
Please accept our very best wishes for you and your loved ones this holiday season, and a happy and healthy 2018.
Thank you all so much.
Euan, Lisa, Claire and Eleanor.