Saturday, November 22, 2014


Hey everyone! We are back and it feels good to be home with the baby and pups.  On Friday, we met with the medical oncologist at Sloan Kettering.  She was wonderful. She said that the first step is getting the pathology reports that we've been waiting on forever to ensure we are treating the right thing. She said we should have them no later than Friday.  Then we would start chemo here in Jacksonville (hopefully the first week in December). The MSKCC doctor will work closely with our doctor here to set up the chemo cycles. From our understanding it will be 3 days of chemo then 3 weeks off (1 cycle). Then we would repeat scans and start another cycle.  The reason for doing chemo is two fold: first to shrink the masses and second to ensure no more spreading.  They'll want to meet back in NYC with us some time in Januaryish.  Overall, the doctor was very kind, reassuring, and knowledgable. We are very happy with the referral and decision to meet with the doctors at MSKCC.

Most importantly, we really appreciate all the love and support that continues to flow in. This is far from easy and knowing that our village is large is such a blessing and comfort to us during this difficult time. We love you all!



  1. We are continuing to pray for you. I'm glad you are back in town. Call us if there is anything that we can do for you guys. Yuri is a pretty good cook. Hint hint.

  2. Thanks for sharing your updates....we're praying!!

  3. Praying! :) Glad you are home. Hope to see you soon.