Thank you to everyone who has asked about Gwen. We all appreciate your support and prayers so much!
This spring, Gwen received a white ribbon – part of the White Ribbon Project . She was super excited to receive this and help support this project which aims to reduce the stigma of lung cancer.
Gwen, Justin, and Callie have been traveling and making their way up north with an ultimate goal of reaching Boston.
And now they are stuck with us at camp.
As mentioned in the previous post, Gwen has been approved for a single-patient clinical trial of Repotrectinib which is the first drug targeted to the ROS-1 and G2032R mutations. We are all very excited that she has been approved to try this treatment, and she received her first dose on July 9th!
Gwen had been feeling some soreness in her hips but has already begun feeling less sore since starting Repotrectinib. Unfortunately she is feeling some fatigue and has experienced some change in her sense of taste- especially with sweets. She said the bite of ice cream she had tonight was “gross” which is practically unfathomable to this family! Needless to say, she is pretty bummed out about that.
Gwen will return to Boston on July 23rd for more blood work and to get more medication. The plan will be to increase the dose from one a day to two a day. She will get scans again in late August.