Max update - not much new

Max is doing well. Extremely well. Short of his lack of hair, and the catheter in his chest, you would never know he was just diagnosed with a life-threatening form of cancer 8 months ago. He's about halfway through radiation. By end of June he'll be finished. Then, another round of scans to confirm that the cancer's all gone. He'll then go on a therapy consisting of high doses of retinoic acid - vitamin A - for 8 weeks. Vitamin A in extremely high doses (much more than is recommended for healthy folks), when administered in conjunction with the stem cell transplant, has greatly bettered the outcomes for kids with this type of cancer.

Soon to come... photos with hair (maybe even close ups of eyebrows!)


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