I hope everyone is doing well. Gwen has recently met with her doctors here in Raleigh to discuss the treatment plan moving forward. Not being present at the appointments, I am not exactly clear on all the details, but from what I am getting from my mom and Gwen is that they are going to put off chemo for now.
At present, Dr. G. does NOT recommend weakening Gwen’s immune system unless absolutely necessary, especially with COVID numbers on the rise. The plan is to wait and reassess after she gets scanned again in a few months. In the meantime, she is strengthening her dose of current medication. Gwen feels good about this plan.
And for some fun news, the Lung Cancer Initiative gave Gwen’s name to the Carolina Hurricanes for their “Hockey Fights Cancer” month festivities and as such, Gwen was surprised with a visit from Stormy this morning. This also meant that Callie’s class got to see Stormy remotely as she was in the middle of online learning at the time! The visit included a lovely gift basket
that contained items she might share with her Canes obsessed niece Kenlee, and a message of support from the Hurricanes.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and please stay healthy and safe!