Shauna Dukes shared about Trucker’s recovery from immunotherapy. The update was mix of bad news, good news, and great news. Please pray for Trucker to recover from immunotherapy, to regain energy, for no spike in fever, and for the puffiness to go down. Please read below about the great news.
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The bad news? Trucker is still really puffy today from torture medicine, and has needed platelets yesterday and a blood transfusion today. The good and best news ever? I get a lot of snuggles while all the narcotics from the pain wear off and so far we are beating the odds(there was only one other kid ever doing this protocol that didn’t spike a fever and go inpatient) so far no fever so we have gotten to sleep at our NYC home every night so far. And……[the GREAT news?] Trucker gets to come home to maui while we figure out the next plan!!!!! Cheeeeee heeeeeeeeeew!!! Don’t know dates yet but beginning of august!! My mamma heart is sooo sooooo happy!!! And if we don’t get a fever this weekend then you just might see me dancing through the streets of New York!!! #homesweethome#beatingtheodds#teamtruckerrocks#LOVEbeatscancer#truckertough#prayerworks#punchcancerintheface#theyoungandbrave#alwayschooseLOVE
Please read the updates from Shauna below. Please pray for Trucker as he is going through his immunotherapy this week and for him to be able to go home in couple weeks.
We escaped to our fav fire station and central park for a picnic after our super long hospital week!!! I’m soooo thankful to spend time with one of my fav people in the whole wide world.. Aunti mania as trucker calls her @mariadaughtry8 truckers counts are still good and we start our long week of immunotherapy on monday!! We wont know how well this NK protocol works untill next scans the beginning of august and also we just found out we might be able to bring Trucker home for the first time in 8 months for a week or two!!
Brudda Jedi is here!! Yay!! Its the sweetest thing in the whole wide world watching the bond that siblings have. My mamma heart is sooo happy to have half my flock, and although half my heart is still in hawaii, it is a little more full having my jedi boy and my mamma with us!! As for immunotherapy.. Well we are going to call it torture medicine. They are attaching a mouse antibody onto the cancer cells so my NK cells will attack but it also attaches to healthy nerve cells so although the infusion is only half an hour, it is very very painful and it takes them all day till the next morning to recover. It is a double edged sword and just like chemo and all the other treatments that are almost unbearable to watch your baby go through but you want them done so you keep showing up.
Please pray for Trucker as he recovers from three days of Chemo Therapy. Please pray for Shauna as her natural killer cells are being collected today and infused into Trucker tomorrow. Pray for Trucker to completely healed from cancer.
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Shauna Dukes shared the update below. Please pray for Trucker and Shauna as they are in New York City separated from the rest of their family. Pray for Trucker as he starts his new therapy this week.
Just another Trucker Dukes day for my!! Hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful day celebrating our freedom and blowing stuff up!!
Once again NYFD blew it out of the water.. Not only do these guys have the reputation of being some of the best Firefighters in the world, but they really are also some of the nicest people I’ve ever met!!
We have been enjoying our time off from treatment this week and my mamma heart is trying to prepare for the next two weeks which will knock trucker down again:(:(:(:He has been soooo good lately that its easy to forget we are fighting for his life!!
Starting tomorrow he will get 3 days of high dose chemo, then Thursday and Friday we harvest my natural killer cells and transfuse them to him, and then all the following week he will get immunotherapy which is very painful for these guys!!! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers that this one round would blast the rest of his cancer so we can move on in treatment and start traveling home in between rounds!! Also that the side effects would be minimal, and Trucks would recover quickly!! We miss our family so much it literally hurts!!:(:(:(:(
Thank you for loving us!! We LOVE u all!!
Below is a great update from Trucker’s mom that she shared after his PET scan. Please pray for the Natural Killer Therapy, the port surgery, and the family’s love and strength to remain strong.
Double shakas!! Cuz fire trucks showing up for you are totally normal right?!?! #teamtruckerrocks words can not express the love i have for all the support from everyone!! New skateboards, trips to the ocean, fire trucks showing up, hotel stays, 100’s of people dancing for trucker, prayers, encouraging messages everyday and love #alwayschooseLOVE we LOVE you!! Truckers scans this week were stable as expected with minimal activity on his PET scan which is good cuz it means the cancer is not growing so we will start the Natural killer protocol on july 6 which is chemo, my natural killer cells and immunotherapy over the course of 2 weeks and then we will scan again.. Tomorrow morning is surgery for his new port finally.#LOVEbeatscancer#cancersucks#littlelegend#loveisaverb#teamtrucker#theyoungandbrave#truckersahambone