This was Madison’s last planned chemo treatment, Yay! To quote madirose_j on instagram: "After eight rounds of chemo, I'll be done for good. I've never looked forward to nausea and fatigue with so much enthusiasm. #hastalavistacancer"
Madi's immune system will be incredibly low (she won’t be able to fight any germs… nor the energy to even insult them). The week after next, each day should be just a smidge better.
In the next month she’ll have the chemo and surgical accessories will be removed. A chemo port was inserted under the skin for direct and easy artery access (vs. IVs each time), and a filter was inserted in each vertebral artery to catch blood clots if any during surgery, reducing the risks of a stroke. The procedure to remove each is low risk, and hopefully we’ll get them done locally at Kaiser Woodland Hills (vs. Boston).
We've been deeply touched by everyones prayers, love, and support. Thank you all so very much. We''ll post more in the coming days.