Test results and more tests to come
Ellie continued receiving the one chemo drug today. She was fairly comfortable so it was a blessing that she was able to rest and eat. Tomorrow the doctor may try to continue the drug that was suspected of causing the seizure. They've been monitoring Ellie's sodium and will see how it is tomorrow.
John and Sarah received the results of the bone marrow test, and the results show that the cancer has spread to the bone marrow. The doctors plan to harvest some of Ellie's bone marrow soon and at the end of the 6 cycles of chemo, she will have a bone marrow transplant.
Ellie is scheduled for a test called an MIBG on Thursday to look for the primary source of the cancer. It will be helpful to the doctors when they find the location where the cancer started.
The hospital is really good about having special entertainment for the kids. So while Ellie was resting today, a magician came by and did a show just for her. She enjoyed his tricks and got to laugh a little. We'll count this as a good day.
1.) That Ellie will tolerate the treatments.
2.) For physical and emotional strength for John, Sarah, and extended family.
3.) For brother Ethan as he misses normal life.