Headed off to Round 3 at Yale this morning. This time Jackson is getting two new drugs Etoposide and Cisplatin. The new drugs come with their own side effects and, as we found at the hospital, their own schedule – this round will go an extra day, so we will be here until Tuesday morning.
Jackson seems to be handling the new drugs just fine. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the Cisplatin targets just the tumor and doesn’t damage Jackson’s hearing. Many kids with neuroblastoma end up with high end hearing loss due to this and other platinum based chemo drugs.