More great news! the urology surgeon was able to save the ureter that has been in question...They anticipated it being lost but he was able to reconnect the right kidney to the bladder via the right ureter. There is a stint in the ureter because it has been a long time since she has used it. They will monitor it for the next month to ensure that it continues to work. For now, they have clamped off her right nephrostomy tube. The battle today has been a major victory in the war against Zoë's cancer. When she recovers from the surgery, the surgeons will discharge her, but the oncologists will retain her in oncology for another week to start her next round of chemo. They will use the ICE treatment at full dose, which is very strong and aggressive. What makes these chemo drugs more potent than the other three chemo drugs is that they pass through the blood/brain barrier and treat her central nervous system, too. There are many more battles to be fought and won, but tonight, Laura and I celebrate with turkey chilli! Yum!!
Zeppo Young finds joy in the simple things in life, such as digging around in his garden, and fermenting vegetables.
The Zoë Faye Foundation's mission is to provide support and assistance to children diagnosed with Malignant Rhabdoid Tumors, Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors, and Non-CNS Extrarenal Rhabdoid Tumors, and their families; provide pathways to information, financial relief, and raise awareness for rare pediatric cancers, and funds for researchers who focus on Rhabdoid Tumors and related cancers with the hopes of achieving a cure.