Little Princess

this is a post from a friend. tweets may remember the twitpic of the cute little caden i posted the other day. the surgery went well, thanks for you prayers!

Hello friends of Princess Caden.
Cade’s procedure went well today, and she even woke up from those sleepy meds smiling at her mommy. Needless to say, that made things a little easier to swallow. Her blood work looked great and her immunity levels were up. Great news. We also found out today that her treatments are working better than the doctor’s expected when we first started since her WBC count was so high. She is now classified as intermediate risk, rather than high risk. (Risk info in previous updates). This is the good news. Caden is an amazing little super hero and surprises me more and more each day with her bravery.
We also found out a little about what is coming up next (our next adventure, as we explain it to Cade). Caden will have about 5 to 6 more months of pretty intensive chemo, which includes some radiation treatments, then 2 years of maintenance (less intensive chemo). Radiation scares the heck out of me, and I was hoping that was not part of the treatment. This is mainly to ensure that her leukemia cells are completely gone and that they don’t come back. With T-cell ALL there is a higher risk of reoccurance in the spinal fluid (I am not going to mention that again though, because its not going to happen).
It may sound like I know exactly what is going on, but that is not the case. We get more details on her exact chemo schedule on Monday or Tuesday of next week (when the bone marrow results are back), then she starts the next phase of chemo on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. One day at a time, right. 🙂
Wow, that was a long one. Hope it makes sense.
Thank you for all of the support on the care pages. All of the positive messages mean so much to us.

princess caden


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