As many of you wonderful followers know, Charlotte recently completed 9 rounds of immunotherapy or hu3f8 antibody. After that she had a complete workup of scans.
For the first time EVER, Charlotte’s MIBG scan (nuclear scan that shows Neuroblastoma) was not as bright and she actually has some “resolved” or cleared areas! This was huge news for us, as we have been told in the past her MIBG would probably always light up as it did at diagnosis. Her spinal, brain, and orbital MRIs all showed a decrease in tumor sizes as well!!
Her CT still shows change in the two spots on her ribs. They aren’t growing but their shape is changing. The radiologist believes it could be from different angles and the ways that slides are cut from each scan. Her PET also shows that these two spots are almost at the baseline to be negative. They are .1 and .2 away from it. Usually with “active” cancer it is at least 1 above the base number. The doctors seem to be confident that the disease on Charlotte’s scans are matured.
My concern is, Are they? No one (except God) TRULY knows. The doctors aren’t 100% certain, and I am not completely convinced that we should stop treatment.
We will do 2 more rounds of antibody over 12 weeks and reevaluate. If all continues to improve and look good, she will qualify for the Bivalent vaccine trial at Sloan. It is a vaccine that will be spaced out to go over a year and will hopefully teach her body to fight the cancer if it were to return. One of the tough things about Neuroblastoma, is when diagnosed at a later age, it is known to come back. That terrifies me. I have seen so many of our friends relapse. Once a child relapses, their odds of beating it, are considerably less.
I know this is no way to think or live. I can not live in fear. It is not healthy for me or our family. I must enjoy every day that comes, as it comes.
Charlotte is doing wonderful. She finally kicked her virus, but with the minimal outings, has picked up something else. It is definitely not as severe as the others, a slight runny nose, but she is doing well for the most part!
Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
- that her cancer is gone for good
- that this trial will work and strengthen her body to fight
- for the doctors deciding what is next
- for peace for our family in their decision
- a strengthened immune system
- Charlotte’s miracle
- the good news
- for getting past her previous odds
- for shocking the doctors
- for amazing doctors and nurses
- for improvement in scans
- for our happy, dancing, darling daughter
- the faith he has instilled in us
- for Charlotte’s miracle
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” Mark 11:24
“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3
Kimberly Ullmann says
What wonderful news!!! Praise God!!! He has some wonderful plans for your family. For you to find joy in each day is an inspiration to us all!! Give Charlotte hugs and prayers continue!
Bill Taylor says
God Bless Charlotte and your family! Thank you Lord for your powerful undying love and healing!
Always praying for your little Charlotte for healing.
Veronica Russell says
Such wonderful news to read as I drift off to sleep. So happy to hear she has so many positive results. I will continue to claim Charlotte’s Miracle and pray for all things requested ❤️️❤️️❤️️
Aunt Mona says
“I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. I love the LORD. ” Ps 116:1,2
“When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongues with singing: then said they among the heathen, the LORD hath done great things for them. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. … They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing , bringing his sheaves with him. ” Ps 126
Thank you God, for your wonderful love, mercy and compassion. May all heaven and earth give praise to Thee, Jehovah Adonahy!
LaRhonda Salary says
Charlotte Grace is going to be just fine. God is going to perform a miracle for her. God bless you and your family. Praise God for His miracle ahead of time. God is going to show you His power. Love y’all.
Alice February 5
Praise God in the name of Jesus and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Isaiah 45:2-3, 5-6, 8 KJV
I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:  And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord , which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.  I am the Lord , and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:  That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord , and there is none else.  Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it.
Natasha Flora says
Been waiting for the update! Prayers will always continue for Charlotte and all of you. She is truly a warrior, strongest little girl! 🙏🏻
John Kebede(Ethiopia) says
praise God for the good news!!I believe that God so loved little Charlotte and her family and he was,is and will fight for them!!she is always in my prayer!! Love &pray for you!!
Julie Artino Vasquez says
Praise God!!! Charlotte, you’re such an amazing and strong little girl! God without a doubt has big plans for you!!!
Daniel Santa Cruz says
God is Good
Will continue to pray for all of you. Sending prayers and love.
Susie Dowding says
Prayers will continue.
Debbie Agnew says
Sending love, prayers and strength to your little angel and her wonderful family.
Martinique Pickerill says
Praise the Lord!!!!! This is such good news, and yet, we continue to pray and are earnest in our faith that God is at work, even while we can’t see it, or feel it. I’m amazed by your steadfast heart Jac. Thank you for sharing so vulnerably. Lots of love and hugs!!! ❤️
Your good news about Charlotte made my day. To have this terrible fight against cancer finally over, gives me hope that my faith in God can bring about miracles for my husband too. God bless you all
Mary Nye says
That is such good news , will continue to send our prayers to Charlotte and your family. Bill and Mary Nye
Rick Hale says
We will continue to pray for her treatments and peace for your entire family.
Debbie Fidler says
Continued prayers for Charlotte and your entire family.
Toni Rieger says
Wonderful news indeed!!!! Hugs from your Make-A-Wish family!
Lily Rico says
Praise the Lord!! God is good! Your baby and your family will be fine. God is taking care of you. Much love.
Brenda Johnson says
I join Your Family and the many others in Joyful Praise to our Lord for hearing and answering our prayers. We continue to diligently pray for Charlotte’s Miracle and we BELIEVE in the One who is Able to see it through to completion.
“Return to your rest, oh my soul, for the Lord has been good to you .”
“The Lord, Himself, goes before you and will be with you. He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; Do not be discouraged.”
“My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14