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Our meeting with Hazel's medical team on Monday was great! Her oncologist is thrilled to see the response her disease has had to this treatment, and is very optimistic for Hazel. The remaining tumor is so small, and hardly lighting up, that she believes it is almost dead itself. She does want to continue with chemo, until it is completely eradicated, but the good news is that she wants to reduce the strength and dosage of the chemo! She is confident that a lesser dose will still take care of the remaining disease, and wants to give Hazel's body a break from all of this toxicity. The hope is that this lower dose will reduce her side effects, and not make her counts drop for so long. So hopefully our little Hazelnut will be feeling better! She also discussed the possibility of doing radiation, to blast that spot and to make sure we have killed every last cell. This would happen sometime after this cycle, or the next one.
Hazel was supposed to start this next cycle of chemo just after our appointment, but her platelets were still not high enough to begin. So the doctors decided to postpone chemo for another week, giving Hazel more time to recover. At first, this made me nervous, because I did not want to give her cancer any wiggle room to grow, but now I am just so thankful. We now have another whole week together as a family, with Hazel feeling well, and we really really needed this. So we are going to take this time, savor it and enjoy it and start everything again next week! Thank you for your continued prayers!