Some good news to report! Mazie and family are back home again (not in the hospital) so that’s great news all on its own! Mazie is done with chemo now and her liver function is perfect! She still has her feeding tube because she hasn’t been eating enough and she gets TPN (total parental nutrition) at night. She will now have to go in weekly for labs to make sure her Prograf levels are good (the anti rejection drug she’s taking for her new liver) and she will also have monthly checks for AFP. When she started her AFP levels were in the millions and now she’s under 10! Yes, 10.. which is normal. 🙂 She will also have monthly CT & MRIs to check for tumors. She’s not considered to be in remission yet – I’ll have to double check on that.. I think it’s 2-3 years with no tumors to be considered in remission then I believe it’s a few more years after that to be considered cancer-free.
Mazie is getting back to her happy self and playing again – that last round of chemo and the stomach virus was really tough on her – and her parents.
So, everything is headed in the right direction and we realize our family is SO blessed in SO many ways. Thank you all for support!!! Nana Tina