It has been a wonderful, quiet week at home, but now we are back at Stanford for Reba’s third round of chemo. Today she is receiving Cyclophosphamide and Etoposide. Tomorrow and Saturday she will get Etoposide. Then we’ll be back Monday for the Neulasta injection (white blood cell growth promoter).
Today we also got the results from her MRI. We are so thrilled to share with you all that her tumor is shrinking! The tumor went from 8.1 x 6.7 x 8.3 cm to 7.7 x 6.8 x 7.4 cm. Although the decrease may not seem drastic, it is possible that some of the cells have matured or become inactive. The lymph nodes have also decreased in size, also great news. The Doctors are encouraged by these results and they will do another MRI after the 4th chemo cycle to compare.
Also her albumin was 2.6 today which is the highest it has ever measured! This is most likely attributed to the tumor shrinking, allowing her body to process the proteins properly.