MRI UPDATE – March 21, 2006

Mar 21, 2006

Good News! Emily traveled to UNC-CH with her Mom and Dad Tuesday for a MRI. The MRI indicated that the tumor has not enlarged since December 27, and has possibly shrunk just a little more. When questioned about the major contributing factor as to why the tumor was “stable,” Dr. Gold indicated a combination of…

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UPDATE – March 1, 2006

Mar 1, 2006

Emily traveled to Chapel Hill with her Mom and Dad on Wednesday, March 1. She was able to see both her Pediatric Oncologist, Dr. Stuart Gold, and her Radiologist, Dr. David Morris, that day. Both were pleased with how she has responded to treatment, so far. They both agreed that she looks good, and we…

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UPDATE – Feb. 16 – 20, 2006

Feb 16, 2006

Emily was admitted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Thursday, February 16, for respiratory distress symptoms. After consulting with UNC-CH and her local Pediatricians, it was decided to admit her locally as her oxygen stats were low and breathing labored. The plan was to transport her via ambulance to Chapel Hill. Due to the…

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UPDATE – Feb. 2, 2006

Feb 2, 2006

Emily continues to do well and has successfully completed her first round of “maintenance” oral chemotherapeutics (Temodar). She did not have any ill side effects, and we’re relieved that the week went smoothly. Emily will take a 5 day dose, once each month, indefinitely, for now. Emily’s energy levels continue to improve. She still becomes…

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MAKE A WISH TRIP- Jan 25, 2006

Jan 25, 2006

Emily and her family left for Florida on her 5th birthday, January 13. The Make A Wish Foundation granted her a wish to travel to Disney World. Thanks to this Foundation and the Give Kids the World Village, we had a wonderful week of fun! We were greeted with warm smiles and hugs by the…

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UNC vs NCSU Basketball – Jan 7, 2006

Jan 7, 2006

Emily and her family were invited by UNC’s Carolina Dreams program to attend the UNC vs. NCSU basketball game. We had a great time and appreciate all that the Athletic Department at UNC-CH did to make the day memorable! Emily wore her UNC Cheerleader’s outfit to support her team. She got to go out to…

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