OFFICIAL NEWS from Donovan's oncologist - the radiologist has read his scans and AGREES with the oncologist that there is NO new growth on his lungs, that the tumors/nodules are SHRINKING and it appears that the spots on his liver are GONE (the liver can be difficult to read as it moves when we breathe, we tried to get Donovan to hold his breath but as far as they can tell for right now they don't see them). She said while he's not out of the woods yet, she is hopeful and he is on (again for now, as long as his blood counts are good and right now they're great) for a 5 day chemo stay starting next Monday.
Thank you as always for your continued support!!
Donovan is doing well. He had outpatient chemo this past Thursday and had a visit from our wonderful friend Caitlyn to help pass the time. Caitlyn was our Boston Marathon runner and now official member of the family. I love watching them play and laugh together. She helps him forget and that's what he needs.
Donovan has to have another CT scan in the coming weeks. We're still waiting to hear about when and then he will be in for a 5 day inpatient chemo stay.
Thank you all for your support and prayers! It's greatly appreciated. He's not out of the woods yet but we hope he is soon!
Annmarie and the gang
Hi all! Thank you for your support, it means so much to us! Donovan had outpatient chemo today which means he'll be on lots of anti-nausea meds for the next few days. He might need another transfusion but we won't know that until next week or the week after. He received another CT Scan and while most of it was good, there is still some pieces they are going to keep an eye on. Just more praying for our little man. Thank you! Annmarie and the gang xoxoxo
Donovan has had his 2nd inpatient 5 day stay and he did well. He did have to receive a red blood cell transfusion and a platelet transfusion. We are home and he has 2 more of those stays left. In between he will receive outpatient chemo in the clinic at MGH. He might also need some more transfusions but we will wait and see. We are excited for the Marathon on the 21st as we have two wonderful people running for Donovan! Go Bob Richards and go Caitlyn Bransfield! xoxoxo
Donovan will have a repeat CT Scan at the end of the month and we will have to wait a few days for the results. We're hopeful that it will be positive since his last one was.
As always, thank you so very much for your donations and your prayers. They both help a lot, especially since the past few weeks we've had to go up to Boston almost twice a week for transfusions.
Annmarie and the gang
Donovan is doing well. He has had to have a few transfusions which he was not happy about but overall he handles them ok and is overjoyed to go home. He is due for another 5 day chemo hospital stay soon - when wil depend on his blood counts. Thank you for all your prayers and contributions! Please keep praying for him he still has a lot of chemo to get through! xoxoxo
Donovan finished radiation last week and was admitted for his first inpatient 5 day chemo. He did well and we are now home and resting. Thank you all so much!!!!
Thank you so much to all who have donated. It means so much to us that you have helped to support us in getting Donovan well! Donovan has two radiation treatments left (his last one is Tuesday 3/11/14) and he is very excited to be done with them. He is doing well and even went outside for a while this weekend to play with his sisters.
Donovan has completed 8 rounds of radiation. He will begin another 6 (or 7) rounds this week and complete next week so then he will be done with radiation YAY! He still has many more courses of chemotherapy to endure though. Thankfully most of them can be done outpatient but some will have to be inpatient. Thank you all for your support!
Donovan's surgery went well and we are home. He will begin radiation treatments on 2/18 and will begin inpatient chemo the first week of March. On Tuesday we will meet with his team and get the rest of his treatment plan. Please keep praying for him! Thank you!
Hi! Donovan had his left kidney and the tumor successfully removed last Tuesday. He is doing well and home (finally!). He will begin radiation treatment next week - which means daily treatments for him every day for about 14 days or more (we're still waiting to hear from his radiation doctor for confirmation on how many treatments he will have to have). He is much happier at home than in the hospital and we are going to have a nice relaxing week before we're back at fighting this thing.
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