Dominic Update 3.0
I hope that your summer has been absolutely wonderful ☀️
I’m popping in today to provide an update on Dominic; so many of you have written and asked how he is doing, and how the surgery went, and I thank you for your patience!
First, a Thank You
The outpouring of beautiful cards, postcards, and gifts that have been sent to my PO box has been so heartwarming. Our family is completely and utterly humbled by your thoughtfulness, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking time out of your day to do something that would bring a smile to Dominic’s face ❤️ THANK YOU!
Dominic had his tumor resection surgery on Monday, June 20th at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. He went into the operating room at 9:30am and arrived in his room in the pediatric ICU around 6:45pm. Leaving him in that operating room was gut-wrenching, but an OR nurse was able to provide updates on a regular basis throughout the day, which made all of the waiting much less agonizing. The surgeon was able to remove his entire tumor, as well as all of the diseased lymph nodes that were identified in his neck, abdomen, and pelvis. He was stable throughout the entire operation, lost very little blood, and only stayed in the ICU for two days.
The surgery simply could not have gone any better and we are just so grateful to the surgeon and for all of the prayers that were sent up for Dominic and the surgical team that day. There is one rogue lymph node below his left clavicle that the surgeon knew going in wasn’t able to be reached from either the neck or the thoracoabdominal incision. It will be re-scanned and either removed via a scope procedure or if it has shrunk enough, radiated.
Recovery was very slow going the first few days; taking just a few steps was hard for Dominic and it was so difficult to see him struggling and becoming exhausted by such simple movements. He had a chest tube and catheter for four days post-surgery, and an abdominal drain for a week, which didn’t help! But it was also amazing to see what a difference just a couple of days could make. Working with PT and OT was wonderful and within a week he was walking back and forth to the playroom in the hospital.
A couple of days after surgery, they discovered a chylous leak (basically, fat leaking through the lymphatic system), which we were told beforehand would be a possibility because so many lymph nodes would be removed. It was the only real complication post-surgery; they treated it with medication and a low-fat diet for about 5 days and it resolved.
A week after surgery, Dominic began his fourth round of chemo. This one hit him the hardest, likely because he was still recovering from surgery, he lost his appetite for a number of days, had some nausea, and was more tired than usual. We were able to head back home after that cycle of chemo was complete, 11 days after his surgery.
The surgeon indicated that full recovery will take about two months, but that walking and gentle exercise is great for him, so he started by walking our driveway and cul de sac and got back on his pedal kart bike (bike riding was doctor-approved) for some easy rides. He has gradually regained a lot of energy, as well as range of movement, and is riding his bike faster and is up and playing like normal.
One of our biggest hurdles since getting home is that he just wasn’t back to himself for quite some time, which we had been told was completely normal. He was lethargic, not talkative, not interested in playing, and we all missed our Dominic!
Part of the issue is that it took him a lot longer to rebound from this last round of chemo than any of the previous rounds that he had. His white counts sat bottomed out at or near zero for two full weeks, and he needed three platelet transfusions and two blood transfusions within a week. We logged some LONG days at clinic the week after we got back.
The other issue is that he had prolonged loss of appetite after chemo and had continued to lose weight (and he was little to begin with!). As a result, the doctors started him on an appetite stimulant a week ago and it seems to have kicked in over the last couple of days because he’s been eating so much better and gained a little over a half pound since his clinic appointment last week.
All of his counts started coming back up in the last couple of days and he hasn’t needed any transfusions since early last week. We’re so grateful he’s getting back to his old self, slowly but surely!
Next week, Dominic will undergo a battery of scans and a bone marrow biopsy to see the exact status of the disease post-surgery and after completion of chemo.
Shortly thereafter, he’ll begin his first round of immunotherapy antibody treatments, and then have radiation. The longer-term plan is that he will have at least five rounds of immunotherapy treatments, spaced out about a month apart. Scans will be done after every two rounds to see how things are looking. Asking for lots of prayers that we get clean scans as soon as possible 🙏🏻
Thank you all so much again, for reaching out and asking about Dominic, for keeping him in your prayers, for showering him with cards, and for continuing to love on us as a family. We feel you, and your kindness and prayers lift us up and give us strength.
I’ll share another update after we get through our next steps! In the meantime, we’re soaking up every single day that we can all spend time together under one roof ❤️
Praying for Dominic.
Wishing him a speedy recovery
From another cancer fighter
Praying for your dear sweet Dominic. God bless you all and give you strength for each day and every challenge in the future. God is always near!
Thinking of Dominic and your family, wishing you light and strength. I hope you are all doing well.
Hugs and love, Donna
I think about you daily and wonder how Dominic is doing . My prayers continue.
I just made your buttermilk waffles and wanted to check to see how Dominic is doing. Hoping that everything is going as well as it can and look forward to your next posting. Very best wishes for Dominic and your whole family. I can’t imagine how difficult this must be, but I’m in awe of the the way you’re responding to this challenge.
EVERYBODY READ THIS!!! Have you sent Dominic a card lately? Why not do it today?
Please send cards to: Dominic Lettrich. PO Box 597, Wexford, PA 15090
Thanks so much for your help. We can do this for this precious little boy!
You are in my thoughts and prayers!!!!
Thinking and praying for you. I wonder if today was hard? How Dominic and Isabelle are getting along on the days Dominic has treatments. How school is? What you’ve been feeding your family (what your family is feeding YOU!).
May the Lord God look at your and shine down peace and protection.
Thank you for the update. Praying for Dominic and his family.
I needed a “Dominic fix” so I decided to scroll through your most recent post to look at the pictures of Dominic as well as Joseph and Isabelle. I think of you all so often and send prayers and postive thoughts out into the Universe regurarly. I hope Dominic continues to be a brave fighter and I also hope he knows how many friends and fans he has wishing him well every day.
Stay strong. Stay positive!
Thank you so much for the update on Dominic. Continued prayers for all of you during this hard time. He is truly a Trooper. Sending lots of Love, Hugs and Prayers
Such great news! Our God is awesome! Will keep the prayers coming for complete remission/cure. I believe God has something special planned for Dominic’s future!
Sending much love and many prayers.
Thank you for your update! Liam and I (St.Kilian) continue to pray for him nightly and I show him the photos you post to let him know how brave Dominic is! Prayers for continued strength and healing 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️
Thank you so much for your update on Dominic. Dominic and your entire family are in my thoughts everyday. I am so glad he is gaining his strength and appetite back. As an Occupational Therapist , I can’t stress enough how participating in all his daily activities is so important for him emotionally and physically. Play is also so important and I am glad he is playing with Joseph and Isabelle. I wish you and your entire family love and support.
Thank you for the update on your sweet little boy. I can’t imagine what you are all going through. Your poor sweet little guy, may he get stronger every day. Sending prayers to you and your family.
May god send his richest blessing to you and your family. Many prayers for Dominic and your family as you continue to go through the process of healing. I am keeping you all in my prayers and think of you every Sunday
Michelle, I am always thinking about you and your family and wishing the best for all of you. I cannot imagine how difficult this must be for you all and you seem to be such brave soldiers in this fight. Sending love to you all xoxo
Continue to pray for Gods great healing for your sweet boy Dominic and his strength for you and family!
Praying for you…that you feel your Father close by…for truly He is close to those of a broken heart, and truly, as much as you probably already know…He loves your son, more than we will ever imagine…He is a good Father and sees from the 35,000 foot view…I was flying in from LA to Baltimore and saw all the lights below…and thought, wow, looks so different from up here…the still small voice spoke to my heart and said, “never forget this is my view…when you get down in the minutia of it all, that there is a Father who is above it all and in control of it all”…I never forgot it…I call it the 35K foot view…we won’t understand everything in the life…but we can trust His heart…He is LOVE…
Hi! I’m so happy that Dominic is healing
and eating a little more. Time and the love of his family and friends is helping!!
Sending Lots of love, laughter and hugs!!!
And positive healing thoughts and prayers! Keep up the good work, Dominic!
Soon you will be driving and chasing girls!! Haha!!! Love and hugs, Cousin Nancy in Florida xoxo ❤️❤️❤️
I’m so happy Dominic weathered surgery so well! It’s a horrid reason to have it, but he seems to be coming through everything that’s being put to him. Please give him a hug – then one to Joseph and Isabelle, then ask your husband for one, then give some love to the dogs. Whew. Love from Wisconsin!
Thank you so much for the update! So very happy to hear the good news! Keeping you and Dominic and your entire family in my prayers!
Lots of love and prayers for little Dominic and more powers to you..Stay blessed❤️
Thank you for the update Michelle. I have become very attached to that sweet little boy of yours! So glad for the news of his successful surgery. What a wonderful blessing! I will
continue praying for a complete recovery. Stay strong. I am sending lots of prayers up for
you and the rest of your family, too.
Sending so many prayers for sweet Dominic and your family. My sister had treatment and surgery for breast cancer at Sloan Kettering. I live in Brooklyn and my dad is on the Upper East Side, walking distance from the hospital. You are in good hands
I just read your heart felt & loving story about your precious Son Dominic. I am a Nurse, Mother & Mom Mom. The hardest part is being a Nurse. I help my Patients & save lives daily but when it comes to my family it takes a new & emotional level. I am sending hugs & prayers to your beautiful family & I pray from my ♥️ That Dominic continues to heal & grow & even more will live his precious life to the fullest. 🙏😘
Michelle, God bless you for taking the time to share an update with us. I am so grateful Dominic’s surgery was successful and will continue to pray that his rogue lymph node resection will be uncomplicated, his chemo and immunotherapy will be successful, and his health will be restored! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping Joseph, Isabelle, Duke and Judith are enjoying having Dominic home – and praying they are adapting and coping as well as can be. An abundance of wellness wishes, hugs, strength, healing energy, Reiki, prayers and positivity are being sent your way!
EVERYBODY PLEASE READ THIS!!!
I’m so thankful that Dominic is progressing. And thanks to all of YOU who have sent well wishes to him. Keep up the good work.!!
Please send cards to: Dominic Lettrich. PO Box 597, Wexford, PA 15090
EVERYBODY PLEASE READ THIS!!!
I’m so thankful that Dominic is progressing. And thanks to all of YOU who have sent well wishes to him. Keep up the good work.!!
Please send cards to: Dominic Lettrich. PO Box 597, Wexford, PA
Sending all the love and hugs and uplifting vibes.
One brave little boy. His family must be very proud of him . My love and prayers go to Dominic And his family
Thank you for sharing! I donated blood a couple of days ago, and it’s heartening to hear stories of blood donations helping people. I’m so glad he’s starting to feel better!
Thank you for the update. Dominic is such a trooper! Years ago a friend with cancer told me that she may have cancer, but cancer didn’t have her. I feel the same could be said of Dominic. Love and best wishes to all of you.
Thank you for the update. Thinking of Dominic and your family so often. Sending positive, healing thoughts and prayers.
What a brave little man Dominic is. Will continue to send prayers and good thoughts his way as he wages this battle with cancer. Thanks for keeping your concerned readers informed in these very difficult times.
Thank you for the update. My heart simply aches for you all. Sending prayers!! Faith. Strength. Hope. Courage. God bless you all.
Thanks for the update. I will continue to pray for your family.
Thank you for this update. Sending positive vibes and prayers from Ky to all of you as you continue on this journey to healing and better days.
Thankyou so much for the update Michelle, we will continue to love on you as a family, Dominic has touched so many of us, you have a very special boy there. Praying for all the positive milestones, your strength as a mother knows no bounds ❤️
God Bless Dominic and Family always🙏🙏🙏
What an amazing update, thank you! I’m glad the surgery went so well. Sending you all lots of positive thoughts. Have a great summer together with your family.
God is good sosooo good
I am so full of love and hope for your family to continue forward with the strength of mind and positive hearts feeling the prayers and thoughts of so many of us out here sending our love. My prayers include asking that the angels walk beside you every day in every way.
Thanks for the update. Sending prayers for a complete recovery for Dominic. Such a sweet and brave little warrior.
Thank you so much for the update. Dominic is a sight to behold, his smile alone could light the world. Please take care and may you all continue to love each other every moment of every day. Bless you all. Carrying you all in my heart.
Thanks for the update. What a brave little trooper Dominic is!!!! Blessings and Love to your whole family!!!!!
Thank you for the update on your little boy. What a trouper Dominic is!
All wishes and prayers for total remission.
Thank you for the update Michelle. Dominic and your entire family are in my prayers every day. God bless you all. ❤️
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to write updates on how Dominic is progressing. You are all so very brave in hitting this head on and staying so very positive. I am praying Dominic will fully recover and be able to put this awful disease behind him and live a full, healthy life.
God Bless you and your family🙏🏼
Thank you for the update. Prayers are being sent as this is being typed .
I will continue to pray for Dominic and your whole family. Thank you for the update.
Thank you for sharing the update as I know this was very difficult for you to write. We are very glad to hear that Dominic is home and recovering. Sending prayers and hugs from Canada for a speedy recovery and can’t wait to hear that this little warrior is back to himself running, biking and enjoying his many family adventures. Take care. xo
Michelle, my daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in May of 2018. She received immunotherapy at M.D. Anderson here in Houston, and she has had clean scans ever since. It will be my prayer that Dominic responds well to the drugs. Immunotherapy has been a Godsend for so many people, and may Dominic be their numbers!
Thank you Michelle. My heat goes out to you and your precious family. Thankful for the progress and prayers that Dominique is healed.
So happy to hear Dominic’s positive progress report. Seeing the photo of your children playing together is a happy and hopeful promise of continuing good health for darling Dominic. Bless you and your family.
I am so happy to get this news. I pray for Dominic every night! Will continue until he is totally well. And it will happen! He is so precious! Hug him for me. Dorothy Glisson
Thank you Michelle, for taking the time to update us all. I will continue to pray daily for Dominic and your family.
Praise God!! Keeping Dominic and your family in all my prayers!! Dominic is truly a blessing from God!!
Hi Michelle, Dominic is one heck of fighter.!! Prayers and love to you and your beautiful family. I wish you all peace & tons of hugs for Dominic & all of you.. He will get better. Look at all the good wishes, love & prayers coming to you from all of your many viewers. That is incredibly powerful. I have followed your blog since before your children were born. Look forward to your Friday posts on the family, your recipes and stories are great. Looking forward to your return and for Dominic to make a complete recovery, Sending many hugs & love to all of you. You are an amazing mother and believe that Dominic will be well and your lives will return to normal. Thank you for all you do bring joy to so many people that follow you and your family.
Prayers for a complete healing for Dominic and strength, peace and joy for your whole family. – Jesus, I trust in You! –
Sending love and best get well wishes to Dominic and the family. All your support and love will get him healthy again. You are all so strong. God bless . SAS.
Michelle, our prayers are with you! I am happy the surgery went well and that Dominic is well and regaining his strength! We are sending you lots of love from Greece!
God Bless and give you all strength during Dominic’s recovery.
I hope everything goes smoothly with Dominic. My thouths and praying is with you. Be blessed
As a momma my heart yearns for you.. praying the Lord gives you strength, courage and peace during this time of trial. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Psalms 103:1 Context
1(A Psalm of David.) Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Thank you for the update. What a sweet boy. I will continually be praying for him!
I checked your blog two days ago in case I had missed an update. I’m praying that the scans will be clear and Dominic will rebound and be just like the one I have enjoyed in your family pictures. Thanks so much for keeping us updated.
Thank you so much for the update. I know we’ve all been thinking and praying for Dominic and your family. Thoughts and prayers will continue for a full recovery.
I think of Dominic and your family often. Sending strength and comfort to all of you. May the positive moments start to once again outweigh the negative and may Dominic be back to his old self soon. Take care.
Thank you so much for this update on Dominic! He sounds like a brave little warrior. I will pray for his complete healing, for strength and God’s peace for you, Mom & Dad, and his loving siblings. Hang in there, God is listening!
Best wishes for Dominic’s continued recovery!
Sending prayers that sweet Dominic continues regaining his strength as he continues to recover ❤️
The Lord bless and keep all of you. Have been praying for healing mercies for that sweet little boy and will continue to lift him and all of you up in the days to come. Hang in there, momma. Take care of yourself as you continue to care for him and all the rest of your family. We
Thank you from sharing ❤️ sending prayers and love to you all.
Have Dominic learn to do deep breathing exercises. It helps make him stronger. I am praying for him to get stronger. ✝️♥️
Surrounding Dominic and your family with love and prayers.
I am sorry that he has to go through this. I am sending prayers for his complete recover. I am sure there will ups and downs. But will soon see improvement in the days to come. Sending positive thoughts and well wishes for you and the family. Take care. Gina B
God bless this sweet boy!
In my heart and prayers everyday!
Sending my love and prayers for your sweet Dominic, you and your family. I pray for a speedy and healthy recovery! God bless Dominic for all he has been through, he is a real trooper!
Sending so much love. Dominic and your whole family are in my thoughts.
Prayers for sweet Dominic and your family.
Thank you, Michelle, for your detailed update. It is gut wrenching to read all that Dominic has and is going through. Hopefully, all of our love and prayers will continue to lift up all of you. Wishing you and your family the strength to continue to cope with the stress. God bless Dominic!! Wishing him all the best!!
Praying daiyl for all of you.
Thank you for the update. Glad to hear he is doing better. Prayers to all of you.
I Trust that everything will be good. He is so brave to put his little body through so much. God bless and keep you all
Sending love and prayers to all of you🙏. This is so sad but Dominique seems to be a real trooper. God will take care of all of you, and so many prayers and love are being sent your way. May God Bless All Of You🙏
God bless little Dominic. He is truly a fighter. Our prayers for remission will storm heaven,
Sharon and Jerry Thimons
Sending love and prayers to each and every one of you. So glad Dominic’s surgery went so well and that he’s back enjoying things he likes and being able to play with his brother and sister. Grateful to you for the update as I think of you all so often. Prayers continue.
Thank you Lord for the surgery’s success and the healing so far. Dominic is a precious boy and I pray for good report from this time forward. Praying for strength and peace of mind for parents and all family. Thank you so much for keeping us updated. God’s blessings on you all continue.
Glad to hear everything is going well for the Little Guy and hope it continues Will keep in my prayers for sure God Bess Hugs to you Dominic
Thank you for the update on Dominic. Will continue praying for his recovery and also for the family.
Thank you Father for answered prayer. This little guy has been through an awful lot.. May he continue on the path back to good health.Great to see his sweet smiling face and outside playing. Prayers for mom and dad that they receive the strength that they need during this difficult time.Continuing to lift you all up prayer. God Bless😊🌻
Look into Dr. Lorraine Day. She cured her malignant breast cancer (tumor size of grapefruit) through diet and nutrition. She was a trauma orthopedic surgeon who was against chemo and radiation because she said it was just posion. drday.com is her site. She was against any processed foods, she went completely vegan and ate 75-85% of her food raw because cooked food kills the natural enzymes and minerals. Take a look at her stuff maybe it can help you. .
My prayers will be with you all.
I can’t thank you enough for the
updates on Dominic. Your sweet
son and loving family have truly
touched my heart.
God bless you all,
Karen in VA
Will continue to pray for Dominic, hoping all the results from scans are all good. Prayers for all of you too…. And, thank you for the update..
My prayers are with Dominic and all of you as you go through this difficult time! I have missed you, but I knew you were busy loving on and caring for Dominic as he was going through all these difficult treatments. My heart just goes out to you all! In Isaiah 41:10 God tells us: “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious hand.” Claim this each day! I will continue to pray for Dominic and you all every day! God be with you! Hugs, Betty Ripley
Praying for your little Dominic! Such a sweet brave boy!
Thank you for the update. Poor boy and you all for having to go through this. I will pray for healing and strength for Dominic and strength and comfort for you and your family!
Thank you so much for the update!
He looks like such a happy little boy in spite of ALL that hes’s been through!!
Prayers will be coming your way! What an ordeal you’ve all been through!
What a little trooper! Oh Michelle they say God only gives you what you can take and HE thinks you are a SUPER STAR!! Praying for your little man and I will update our prayer group at Church to storm Heaven in prayer for him…hang in there honey and you keep on getting well Dominic!
Will continue praying for your sweet boy and your entire family for God’s healing through doctors, medicines, treatment and much strength, mercy, grace and love.
Dominic…….You are my hero. You have encountered so much & God Bless you. Prayers are steadfast within my family for you. Thank you, Michelle, for the update. I appreciate hearing about Dominic’s recoveries. Blessings to you & your family.
We pray every day for this brave strong beautiful son of yours One day at a time with Jesus thank you fur the update brown eyed baker. We will part of the praying USA. North east Pennsylvania the poconos
I’ll betcha’ there isn’t a person in this group who wouldn’t give anything to scoop that little Dominic up in their arms and hug him to the moon – and then extend those hugs to every single member of your family- dogs included!!! Dominic is so lucky to have such a gift of a mom like you, Michelle, and the rest of your family. I’ve noticed that even through all he’s been through (which I can’t even wrap my mind around) that he sure hasn’t lost his loving nature! Even in a photo, it exudes from him.
I’m not worried about his appetite either, cause lucky for him, he has an adorable Brown-Eyed-Baker to help with THAT situation, QUICK!! I think it’s all uphill from here….
I’m signing this with LOVE and UTTER-WIDE-EYED-AMAZEMENT!!!
Thank you for the detailed update. It is wonderful to see your smiling face, Dominic! God bless you real good.
What a brave boy!! I am praying for all of you as you walk this path. Thank you for these updates. Much love to the whole family.
You GO, Dominic! Pittsburgh is pulling for ya! You keep rockin!
What a tough little guy. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. I am so happy the surgery went so well. Keeping my fingers crossed for some good counts & clean scans.
God bless you all & stay strong.
Thank you for the update. I will continue to pray for Dominic, and for your family.
Prayers to your whole family and especially for Dominic. xo
Precious Dominic, you are a strong and brave little boy. I have been thinking of you and praying for you. You are an inspiration to all little boys and girls that are going through cancer and the treatments necessary to heal them.
Keep smiling, keep strong and know
that I am praying for your recovery. Sending hugs to embrace you with love. Love to you, your brother and sister and mom and dad. They love you so much.
So much happening at once for your little guy! Blessings & prayers for good counts & recovery!!🏼🏼🏼
I don’t know what to say. Such an impressive update. My prayers will be with Dominic, your family and you.
what a miracle for dominic. Sending lots of Love. What a beautiful family he has to nurture him through this healing process. Blessings
Continued prayers for your sweet child’s full recovery, and for your family as well.
So glad the surgery went well. Sending you all continued good thoughts for strength and healing from the west coast.
Thank God, everything has been improving. I send my prayers for you too; and obviously for dominic for that fight and the energy to get ahead. blessings to the whole family 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Thank you for the update! You guys have been on my mind and in my prayers. What a little warrior your Dominic is! Such a brave little guy going through all of this. And you too! I think that watching your child endure all the pokes, prods, surgery, and side effects has got to be one of the hardest things a parent would have to go through. Blessings to you and your husband as you walk this path. ❤️ 🙏
I’ve been following your blog for years and always look forward to your Friday Things post. We are about the same age (and not to mention, have the same first name) and can relate to you on so many levels and I feel like I actually know you and your family. I cried my eyes out when Einstein passed away. And am crying my eyes out once again after seeing that first picture of Dominic with Judy. I know that what you and your family are going through is so private and you do not have to share any of it with your fellow readers. I just want to say thank you for letting us in your lives. As a parent myself, I cannot even imagine what you all are going through. Dominic is such a little trooper. I hope you, your husband, Joseph and Isabelle are staying as strong as you can be. Enjoy being together. We’re all rooting for you guys!
We are praying for you and your family as you go daily through the treatments needed to get Dominic healthy and cancer free. We lift you up and pray for the gifts of peace, loving support and constant hope. Dominic, you have a beautiful smile and definitely are a super hero in our eyes. GOD BLESS YOU!
Sending much love and continued prayers for Dominic and your family.
Wishing you and your family mounds of strength!! Keeping you in our prayers!!
Wishing your family continued strength and positivity during this challenging journey! You are facing this terrible disease with amazing courage! Dominic is in my prayers for a complete recovery and resilience during his upcoming treatments! What a brave, sweet boy he is and so happy he is surrounded by so much love!
Have ya’ll in my thoughts an prayers an the days to come
Asking God to help with Dominic’s healing an to help ya’ll too!
Such a beautiful and strong boy! As a parent watching your child struggle is so incredibly difficult. Prayers to all of you along with the amazing Doctors and Nurses. You are doing a great job, Mom!
I’ve been thinking about all of you and praying for a full recovery for your little love. Thank you for sharing his journey with us.
Dominic is quite a little trooper! Continued prayers for his full recovery. Thank you for sharing the update.
Keeping Dominic in my prayers as well as your whole family. DOMINIC praying for co continued good progress keep being an energetic young boy loving every day have fun keep smiling 😃 Mom you are all in prayers may God continue to bless you woth good reports
Thank you for the update. Prayers for beautiful Dominic and your family. God bless you.
Thank you so much for the update. Very happy he’s getting back to normal and success of the surgery.
Thank you for sharing an update on Dominic. I love the photo of him and the pup! Sending prayers for peace and healing to all of you.
Sending prayers your way to Dominic and your family! Stay strong! 🙏🏻
Just know I am praying for Dominic daily!
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:7 NIV
Thank you for your openness and vulnerability as you share your life with this online community. Praying for continued healing for Dom and an immeasurable amount of peace for you and your family as you continue to walk this road. Our hearts are with you.
Many blessings and prayers still being sent to Dominic and your family.
Thank you so much for sharing this unfortunate journey with each of us. My heart hurts so much for such a sweet young man going through this. But, GOD has his plan and knows that he is one strong little man. Prayers are so powerful, take comfort in that.
Thanks so much for the update on Dominic, so glad the surgery/post surgery was good. You guys are on my daily prayer list. I’ve wondered who is keeping the other children and how they must miss Dominic. Love, love the pic of Dom with the dog, so very touching. May God continue to give you strength to endure this terrible time in your lives. So thankful you all have good medical surgeons, doctors, nurses, therapists, etc. Thoughts & prayers will continue for all of you. Give Dom a hug from us!!!
Thank you for the update.Dominic is on my heart constantly.What a beautiful little boy.My prayer morning includes him every day,and several times thruout the day.
Such good news! Your sweet family has been in my prayers and thoughts. I find myself wondering how you’re doing in the middle of a day and that’s a prompt to say a prayer. So glad to hear about his surgery. Will pray for continued healing and strength for your family. You are loved.
Thank you for sharing this update. I love that you have been able to remain joyful during this journey that you all are on together. Prayers for each of you will continue as your story continues to unfold. ❤️
Love your sweet family!
Thank you for the update.
Dominic has been the first name on my prayer list since he was diagnosed.
Will continue praying for a quick and full recovery.
Love to you and your beautiful family.
Thank God for the miracles. I’ll continue to keep you all in my prayers.
God bless and heal your sweet Dominick. May you remain strong in the loving arms of the One who has the power to heal all. Peace and love to all the family. 🙏🏻
Thanks for the update. Will keep Dominic and your family in our prayers.
My heart breaks for you. Please know that I read and reread your updates. My thoughts are with you all. Big hugs.
Lydia (Dave’s mom, forever 31)
Thank you for the update. I will continue to pray for Dominic’s quick and speedy recovery. It’s been a long ordeal but with God’s willing things will get better. Keep the faith. God bless you all.
Michelle, thank you.
Dominic, have a good day.
Dad, Joseph and Isabelle, enjoy the good!
Thank you so much for the update! Thinking about you and your family and continuing prayers for continued healing and strength for you all!
What a wonderful morning when I checked my email and saw your update ! I have been thing of Dominic and your family daily. So happy that everything is going in the right direction for Dominic. He is an amazing young man ! My thoughts, prayers and positive vibes will continue to be with all of you.
God bless Dominic he’s been through so much, as a parent I can only imagine how hard this has been for all of you.
My prayers will continue, the Lord is always working in our lives 🙏❤️
Hang in there and may God’s strength bring you comfort.🙏
Praying for a full recovery for Dominic and strength and comfort to you all!
Thinking of you all and praying for your family. Dominic is an amazing little boy, with all he’s been through he still has that sweet smile he has always had! Keep it up Dominic your superpower is shining through!❤️
What a strong little man! So glad to hear that surgery went great and his healing process is also.
Dominic and the rest of your family continue to be in my prayers. He is such a trooper. Mom, I would say you are a trooper also! I cannot imagine what you and the rest of the family have been going through. I hope all the prayers have wrapped you in love.
God Bless & Heal your precious little body 🙏💙🙏 Will be lifting each of you up to God
Such good news Michelle!! Will continue to pray for sweet Dominic and your family. Also praying for the Doctors for wisdom as they treat Dominic.
Blessings to Dominic and your family enduring this heart-breaking struggle. Prayers for a full recovery for him! How does one /Where to send a card?
Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much. Cards can be sent here:
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So glad he’s doing so well ❤️❤️🙏🏻
Thank you for the update. I think about you and your family and what you all must be going through and breaks my heart knowing he’s having to go through all of this, as well as all of you. I believe in the power of prayer and have been keeping you all in mine. I’ve been following your blog way before your kids were born and have enjoyed it so much. I use your recipes all the time. Thank you so much for sharing and god bless all of you. Sending lots of prayers for Dominic.
Prayers for all of you for strength and continued progress.
Got us this morning and checked my emails and there it was ‘great news for your little Angel’ . Prayers going up morning and night for a strong recovery. God is with your little one and his arms are around him and He is guiding the Docs. Love the pics and your journal. Please take care of yourself too. God bless and remember He is with you too.
Prayers for you all this day and for the days ahead. May the Lord provide you with comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding. Thx for the update, I am sure it feels like an extra task for you some days. Kind Regards
So happy to read this! ❤️ Praying for Dominic in faith and love.
Sending more prayers for your beautiful family. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to update us. You are a weekly read with pictures of your kids and we look forward to seeing that again when Dominic is better. 💕
Thank you for the update! Continued prayers for Dominic and your family!
Love the photos too!
Your sweet boy is being prayed for every day. May Dominic be completely healed. Strength and peace for Dominic’s parents 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
Thank you for this update! I’m sending lots of prayers and love. ❤️
Praying, praying, praying for all of you all the time. You have touched so many people with your blog & all of us are here spiritually for your family. Hugs.
Thank you Michelle for taking the time to update us on Dominic’s status, as he has been in my thoughts daily. I am so relieved to hear that he is doing well after the surgery, chemo, and radiation. God bless this brave little man. He, as well as you and your family, are in my prayers daily. I donate blood regularly and will be sure to make my next donation in honor of our sweet Dominic. Sending love to you and your family. ❤️💕🙏
I wish your son all the best and your family. My wife has stage 4 lung cancer so I understand a little bit of what you are going through. It doesn’t seem fair that children have to endure these kinds of illnesses. It is a tough road but it sounds like you have a wonderful family.
What a wonderful update – so happy to hear surgery went well and he’s back to feeling like himself! Fingers crossed the appetite stimulant continues to help him feel hungry so he can gain weight back. Thanks for the update – I think of you all often and am crossing my fingers all your next steps go perfectly!
Thank you, Michelle, for this beautiful update. Dominic is a brave boy, with such a loving, strong mama. We all continue to surround you and your family with prayers and love.
omg I’m so proud of all you! What a thing to go through. I’m thinking and praying for all of you, my heart goes out to each of you for your individual feelings on this matter. As a brother, little sister, dad at home with the other 2 kids, and of course the mother bear… I can’t imagine. But you all are kicking *** and taking names, I love it! God is with you all and so are all of your blog community. Stay strong 💪🏻 ❤️🇺🇸
Heal me O’Lord and I shall be healed, save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise. Jeremiah 17:14
Lord God we pray Your word over Dominic. Glory to God. Amen
Thank you for the update I think of you guys often. Continued prayers for Dominic and your entire family.
Thank you for taking the time to send this. I think it is great that you are keeping a written timeline of events. It’s easy to forget what happened on what day considering it’s all happening so fast. Dominic is my new hero. What a brave little boy. I’ve no doubt he will be through all of this soon. My prayers are with your family. Heavenly Father, please cover this family with your Holy Spirit and place your healing hands on your son Dominic. Please bless this family with your Grace. In Jesus name we pray, Amen ❤️🙏
So happy things seem to be moving in the right direction. It’s a long road but eventually this will all be in the past. You are all amazing!!!
Sending you and your family love and prayers. So happy that things are going well for Dominic. ❤️❤️❤️❤️Your whole family is just beautiful.❤️
Continues prayers for Dominic and your family. Dominic looks great! God bless you and your family.
My prayers are continued for Dominic and your family. He is such a strong little boy! I believe prayers help and I’ve seen it myself. Please never lose hope. God bless you and your family!
Prayers for Dominic and your family.
Praying for complete healing and peace and rest for all of you. Blessings on all of your beautiful strong family. ❤️
This is the best surprise and way to start my day. I check daily , sometimes more than once , for an update even though I know I would receive a notice if one were here, so today I am just so grateful that you took the time to let us know now Dominic is doing. It sounds like a long , stressful , exhausting stretch but that things have gone well and he continues to get stronger and more like his old self every day! What a trooper! Everyone here is praying so hard for each of you. I miss seeing you on your blog but have been continuining to make many of your recipes and you are always in my heart and prayers so you continue to bring love and warmth through your food to our table and I thank you for that. We will continue to pray, look forward to updates and will be here when you get back. Big bugs!
Thanks for the update Michelle. I pray that Almighty God with continue to give your family the strenght and His blessings will continue to follow you. Dominic looks great
Thank you Michelle for the wonderful update on Dominic. I have been thinking about you & your family and of course, Dominic as the weeks went by with no update. I loved the photos of him and the kids, having fun and being normal. I hope he continues to improve and heal. Thank G-d. He is such a brave little boy. Having gone thru chemo, I understand that so well. He’s beautiful.
My prayers for him and for your family will continue, of course. Be well.
Michelle, I can’t but be overwhelmed by how brave you are. God bless you and give you more power as you tide this over. It’s incredibly difficult for any parent to go through this, and you both are doing this with so much grace.
As always, my prayers and love…the tunnel will soon end💗
Will continue to pay for a complete recover for Dominic. This sure is a horrible event for all the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers often. God bless you.
God bless you and your family, and for taking the time for updates. Dominic, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.
Your entire family have been in my daily prayers since Dominic’s cancer journey began. May God give Dominic complete healing and all of you His peace, comfort and strength.
I have been praying for your family daily. I love seeing Dominic smile. Continue to heal little buddy. Thanks for the update, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Blessings for your family.
Thank you for taking the time to update us. Dominic is a true fighter and I will continue to keep him and your lovely family in my prayers.
I am so happy that things are going as well as can be expected. I continue to think of Dominic and your family often. Best of luck! Sending you all lots of love!
I cannot begin to imagine how hard this entire ordeal has been for Dominic, for you and for your entire family. My heart and prayers go out to all of you.
I am so happy that there is a update on Dominic’s health. I think about him often, every
Wed. I light a candle for him. God Bless You
Thank you so much for this update. And the photos. What a brave little chap. I continue to pray for his complete healing. May you be given the strength and wisdom you need as his mom.
So glad to hear he is doing much better. He will continue to be in my prayers. God Bless all of you!
My most humble apologizes. I didn’t know what was going on with your family and I feel so sad to have not been able to show support for all of you. But. I’m so happy that Dominic is doing well and that the surgery went great. He’s such a strong young boy and he surely has a heart of gold. Sending healing 🌺, love ❤️, light 🕯️, and prayers 🙏 to all of you. Aloha.
So glad to hear Dominic is doing better. I will keep him and your family in my thoughts and in my prayers . God Bless you all
I did not know about Dominic until I read this update. He looks to be quite a trooper. All the children are adorable in the pics you provided. I cannot even begin to know what y’all are going through. Cancer sucks. My husband had an embryonal carcinoma but lucky for us it was located in the chest and did not spread. Nevertheless, it was a rough few years. But he recovered. So I know a little bit about how life is disrupted from the normal pace and becomes hyper focused. From your words and pictures, I can see what a courageous boy Dominic is. Please know that he is — your entire family is — in my thoughts. I hope that can help to be some comfort to y’all.
My heart goes out to you and your family! I went through chemo years ago as an adult, and it was no fun. I can’t even imagine going through that and so much more as a young, active child. I wish you all happier and easier days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
God bless you and your family in your journey for complete healing for Dominic. Your story has touched my heart…prayers are continually headed in your direction. Take care.
Thank you Lord-Michelle stole a moment from little and beloved Domi’s care and updated us… These innocent souls should never go through any suffering….
My dear Michelle, I could never put down in words my strong feelings for this little boy and continued prayers not only from me but from my friends as well.
Thank you so much for the photos especially the welcoming of the doggie… Priceless photograph AND THE UPDATE. I have faith in our Lord’s Blessings which I know come in great abundance to strong little Dominic and his full recovery won’t be long…. DO KEEP YOUR FAITH STRONG AND YOUR HEAD UP-you are a wonderful Mum! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Thanks so much for this recent update. I have prayed that all his tumor could be removed
and am so glad to hear that has happened. I will continue to pray for him and all of your family and that his remaining treatments will be successful. Domenic is very brave, and I believe that he will have complete healing!
I was just thinking about your family today and was wondering how Dominic was doing. So glad to hear he is doing better. I will keep him and your family in my thoughts.
Keeping you all in our prayers, now clean scans! 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Thank you for the updates, enjoy your family time!
What a strong and brave little boy! He is such a cutie! I am a prayer warrior, I am praying and I will continue to pray for Dominic and all of your family. He’s making great progress. My heart can only go out to you as his Mother and how difficult all of this has been for you. I will lift you up to our Lord as well, may God continue to strengthen and comfort you as you start the next chapter of Dominic’s life. Thank you so much for sharing and permitting us to pray. Please keep us informed. Is your address posted?
Hi… Love and prayers for Dominic and your family. Thanks be to God for the scientists, surgeons skill and the dedication of the nursing staff. Keep strong young man..
Thank you for sharing Dominic’s story with us. So many of us are going through this anxious period with you and praying for you that all will be well by God’s grace. You are a brave, dedicated and caring Mom and we see part of ourselves in you. Stay strong and and be blessed. It will be a long road but with God at the helm joy will be yours. Keep the faith.
Bless his heart, as a cancer survivor I remember only too well the strength it took to fight as hard as you have to. H e a very special little boy to keep up the fight, I wish I could give him a big hug. Blessings to you and your family as most people don’t understand how strong you also have. I send my love please keep me updated Sue
Many many prayers for continued success with his treatments and good health. ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you for sharing. What a challenging time. I am a nurse in a children’s hospital and work regularly with Registered Dietitians. I’m hoping you have been meeting with a RD. If not, please ask for a consultation asap! They will have tons of ideas on how to increase your Cutie-Pie’s calories. Sending hugs.
God has blessed him with the most amazing spirit. He and his entire family is such an inspiration to others. Our continued love, support and prayers will remain with you all. May the next phase of your journey be as smooth and uneventful as allowed. May God continue to bless each of you giving you strength & courage, as well as all others involved in your journey. We are extremely proud of Domi.
Thank you so much for the update- especially knowing how difficult this whole process has to be for you and the rest of your sweet family. So thrilled to hear Dominic did well with surgery- lots of prayers answered for sure! Will keep him in my thoughts and prayers for continued progress! Please tell him he’s my superhero – I especially like the rocket launcher stomp! 🚀 Truly appreciate hearing about his progress- Hugs to Dominic and your whole family!
Oh my goodness…I am sooooo very happy to read this post and see Dominic’s handsome face. Thank you for the update and sharing Dominic’s progress to date. I can only imagine what your whole family is experiencing but clearly, you seem to have a level of positivity, faith and hope that has to be beneficial for Dominic’s healing.
I will be putting amother card and note in the mail soon. I am happy to know all the mail lifts his spirit and lets him know how many invisible fans he has prating for his recovery.
Hugs to you all.
Thank you for the update-you have been in my thoughts. God Bless Dominic and your family. Dominic is always in my prayers. What an amazing brave boy he is. Stay strong and keep the faith!
Oh my goodness. He is just amazing. What a journey. So glad he’s back home with you. I have been praying for you all!
Dear Michelle. I am a huge fan of yours, and am praying for Domonic and your whole family. You’re so strong through this and I admire you so much. Thankyou for the update. All my best thoughts for Dominic!
Thank you for the update. What a precious family you have! Prayers will be lifted up for Dominic and all of you.
Since I am unable to see your posts like I used to, I had no idea your precious Dominic was so sick. I will pray for your entire family in the days ahead. God is good and Dominic’s improvements confirm this. I will read the posts I get. I pray for Dom’s continued success, and the rest of the family’s well being. Hang in there!
Thank you for the update. One day at a time, as they say. Happy things are going well. Will continue to pray for Dominic and the family. Keep safe and may God bless you all.
Louise – B.C. Canada
Think about you all everyday. The fact that you took the time out to update your followers melts my heart.
I know so many that have been touched by cancer and I’ll definitely keep praying for Dominic. The beauty of social media is that he has an army of prayer warriors around the country and perhaps even the world praying for him. Prayers also for you and your family for strength during this time.
I will keep your son and your family in my prayer. God bless
Your fans are the fans of Dominic as well. In our small way, we have journeyed along and your descriptive commentary is so helpful. Wishing all of you, and your hero, Dominic all the best. What a trooper! He has faced demons head-on and won! He’s an inspiration for everyone!
I was so glad to read the update, and I’m so thankful for all the prayers, and God’s healing of sweet Dominic! I am praying for his scans to be good and to continue healing this precious little guy. Praying that you and your family will be comforted by His presence as you continue this journey.
Praying hard for this precious child, may God be with this child and his wonderful family. God Bless you all.
The best to you and your family. He will be fine really soon! He is a sweetie. Stay strong. We are all praying for you. Best, Jackie
Praying everyday that Dominic heals completely!! God bless you all!!
You have no idea how much this update means to me. My husband grew up in Mt. Lebanon, our youngest got his Masters Degree at Pitt, so in spite of the fact we live outside of Atlanta, you have always felt like a neighbor to me. I started following you before you even got married, and have loved you (and of course your food and your kids) from day one. My youngest (the one who went to Pitt) was six weeks premature and was born with kidney issues, so I know the struggle of dealing with a compromised child (even a child in NICU), and the struggle you are going through. Andrew (my baby boy) is now 30, and though it was touch and go for a while, I want you to know there is always hope.
Please know that I have been praying for Dominic since your first posted about his condition, and I hope you know that you have family (of the heart) here in Georgia. May God continue to heal Dominic and encourage you during this time of challenge, and may you know that He loves Dominic (and you, and the rest of your family) as if he (and you and your family) were the only person He ever created.
All my love,
Thank you so much for the update and pictures of Dominic. I think of him often. I can feel your positive attitude through your words which is so important for that sweet boy. My heart hurts for you and your whole family that you’ve had to become so well versed in cancer treatments, surgery, lab results, scans, etc. I keep your son in my prayers and am sending positive vibes to him.
I fought off cancer twice in my life. My attitude was, “I am not going to let this disease beat me. I will lick this thing!” I am passing this mindset off to Dominic. Lots of love to him! 💕💕
Hi Michelle. Thank you so much for the update on Dominic. 🤗🙏. He is such a brave, strong boy! I’m so happy to hear that he is gaining weight again and gaining his strength back. I love to see the pictures of him, especially the ones of him playing with Joseph and Isabell. I’m sure they have missed him too. I’ll continue to pray for him, I lift my prayers up to God for Dominic‘s quick healing! 🙏🙏 he will get through this and be healed. Thank you again so much I’ve been wondering about him, and you, and your family. I know this is a tough time but God will see you through. Thank you and God bless! 🙏💕
Thanks for taking the time to update. We’ve all been thinking of Dominic and continuing to ask God to watch over him and your family.
God bless and stay strong.🙏💙
Thank the Lord for answering our prayers for Dominiq – amazing how brave, courageous, and tolerant he has been for all that he has gone through the past months – love seeing his smile. Will continue to pray for Dominiq in the next rounds of treatment. Praying for all of you!
Thank you for updating us and may the Lord continue to watch over Dominic and your entire family as well.
Thank you for this update. I have been thinking about Dominic and your family. Best thoughts for what is to come. Love to you all.
Prayers for continuing success for your sweet Dominic and strength and peace for your family❤
Your precious Dominic and your family remain in my prayers. You’ve been through so much and the results seem so positive. Keep the faith!
Thank you for posting the story and pictures so we can get to know about Dominic. He is a great kid to be pulling through his difficult treatments with such high spirits and energy! I know this is hard on the family as well.
Bone broth is an old healing remedy and can help while going through cancer treatments. You can find more about this on the internet. Athletes such as Kobe Bryant and the Lakers team use it for healing from sports injuries. Basically, just a very good soup broth you can make at home. No exact recipe but some ideas on You Tube, also some books on Amazon.
Such great news about Dominic. So thankful he’s doing so well.
Hugs and many prayers to you and your family.
Thank you, Michelle, for the great news! Will continue to pray for Dominic, you and your beautiful family. God’s watching over all of you.
Thank you for the wonderful update! Prayers and thoughts for Dominic and your entire family. He is an extremely strong boy!! You continue to stay strong too! ❤️
Lovelovelove to Domenic. Prayers up and good, healing thoughts coming your way. Thank you so much for the updates
He is such a sweetie…love to you all…and may all his treatments work miracles!!!
I can’t imagine what you and your family are going through! Sounds like you have one strong little boy. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
OH Michelle…thank you soooo for taking the time to update us on Dominic. Hey..we know your time away to do THIS…is time away from your family. So…humbly….thank you.
Just know we are all sending you our prayers for strength and healing. Please give that lovable D a big ol’ HUG from all of us. God speed on this journey to health!!
Thanks for the update. I’m so happy to hear the surgery went so well. It sounds like he’s getting better and better every day. What a brave and incredible boy he is!
I think about you all often. You are such a strong woman and I’m sending virtual hugs!
Thank you so much for the update on Dominic. He and your family have been through so much. Please know I wish you all the best and I will keep you in my prayers.
So glad to hear the good news! Continued prayers for Dominic and your family. Know that God will get him through this, will light a candle on the Blessed Mother’s altar at Church for Dominic. Prayer is a mighty thing. Love to you all!🙏🙏❤️
Always in my prayers. As a 35 yr nurse, 16 of them in Radiology at CHOP, I know kids are resilient and attitude is everything. He is one tough little dude. Love to all.
Thank you for this update! Glad to read the surgery team could get all the tumor! May he grow in strength every day! Sending good wishes for your little guy and your family !!!
Dominic is truly a superhero. As well as is lovely family. You are all in my thoughts and prayer God Bless to all.
Keeping Dominic and your family in my prayers!!
It was a relief to get your email because little Dominic has been on my mind and I can’t imagine how stressful this process has been for you all. You are all in my prayers. Sending strength to stay positive…much love!
Dominic feel better. Thank you mom for the update. 🙏
Thanks for taking your precious time to share update 3.0. It is gratifying to know that all the prayers are being heard. It is truly amazing how quickly little bodies bounce back. May Dominic continue to thrive and get good reports and the rest of the family stay well and strong knowing that there are so many people sending love and praying for you.
So glad to have this update and that it is a positive one! Prayers continue to come your family’s way!
Thank you so much for the update. I had been wondering how he was doing. We light candles for him at church every Sunday & he’s on our church prayer chain too. I can’t imagine how physically & mentally exhausted you & your husband must be. Children are resilient & dont underestimate the body’s self healing too. You were in the best hands when you took him to Memorial Sloan Kettering in NY for his surgery. Stay strong & full of faith. 🙏💜
Michele, thank you so much for the update on Dominic. That little guy has been through so much. I pray that the worst is now behind you. You are at one of the best cancer hospitals in the country, the other being MD Anderson in Texas. Dominic and you and your family will be in my prayers as you continue with treatment. I will pray for a full recovery for Dominic. He is a very brave little guy.
I have been thinking about him.
Wish I could help him with goodies from your recipes. Hoping for the best outcome possible!
Thank you so much for the update. Will continue praying for Dominic and your entire family.
I’ve only been on your email list for a short time. In fact one of your emails I received was when your son got sick. My heart has been touched by each update as you share from you mamas heart! Thank you for taking the time to include so many in your journey. I am praying for your son, and all of you. The Lord hold you close.
OMG, it must have been unbearable seeing your little boy go through all of that. My local blood bank is always encouraging people to donate for the cancer patients who need transfusions. Just knowing that it may be helping someone like Dominic makes it so worthwhile.
Prayers for a host of clean scans and a quick and lasting recovery!
So glad surgery went well and Dominic is slowly bouncing back. Prayers for continued improvement.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write an update! I think about Dominic and your family all the time. I am so relieved for all of you that the surgery is over with. I will be praying for the next steps to go as smooth as possible and clean scans! Also praying for strength for you and your husband and Dominic’s siblings. You have a beautiful family! Take care Michelle!
The first thing I saw was that beautiful smile!
Stay strong, Dominic. Your fans love you.
Thank you so much for the update. You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🤗
We continue prayers for Dominic and the whole family ! Hoping & praying for clean scans !!! Thank you so much for the updates. Hugs to all ❤️
So nice to hear that Dominic’s journey is making his health much better. Praying all goes well and he gets back to his old self. Once all the chemo is done his hair should start coming back. I don’t know what the immunotherapy does. But, speaking of hair growing back after my chemo mine started growing about 3 months later. Maybe Dominic will get curly hair like I did as it was straight before. Good luck in the days ahead. God Bless.
Thank you for the update. Dominic is such a brave boy as is the rest of your family. Prayers and love to you all.
God bless little Dominic and his family! The news you shared in todays update was so good to hear! May the love sent to him, along with prayers, continue to improve his health each day. ❤️
I am praying for Dominick and all of you. He will be fine I am feeling in my bones. Please take good care of yourself too.we all love DOMINICK
God bless him and continue to keep him on the path to a full recovery. I will be praying for him and for your family. He is a strong and brave little guy. ❤️🙏
You are in my prayers. What a lot your family has endured. Only God can help you get through this. What a lovely boy Dominic is. Chris
Bless your beautiful family and especially your strong boy Dominic. You are in my prayers. Gods Bless you all 💕💕
I’m sorry you and your family are going through this. Very happy to hear that Dominic is doing better. My prayers are with you. Thank you for the update!
Our prayers are with your Dominic and your family. Be strong in your faith and God will give you the strength to help little Dominic get through this.
Love and prayers to all,
Connie Wilkins from Virginia
I am happy to hear that Dominic is doing so much better!!!!!
He will get his strength and energy back in no time!!
Keep up your strength too mama! We are praying for a speedy recovery for Dominic ❤️
Thank you for the updates! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers! Gif Bless!
Thank you Michelle for the update and the pictures. Continuous prayers and love sent for Dominic, you and all your family as you manoeuvre through this.
Thanking God for a good report. Praying for his continued healing and strength. Praying for you and your family too. God bless you.
Such a strong boy. I pray he will get stronger. He has some wonderful parents. Take care of yourselves.
🌻 Sending lots of hugs to you and your family! May God continue to provide you with His amazing strength, peace and love! 💜
I was just thinking about Dominic and then your update popped up! It just breaks my heart to think of everything that precious little boy has had to go through! So glad to hear the positive results of his surgery and that he’s doing so well! Continued prayers for strength for each new day and complete healing for sweet Dominic!❤️🙏🏻
God bless, Dominic and you and his family and all who care for him. Thank you for sharing this update. Praying for continued good counts and healing. Sending love and prayers.
Thank you for taking the time to update Dominic’s progress. He is a brave little boy. Will keep him in my prayers. Trying times for your whole family. Please take care of yourself too
Wow! You’ve all been through so much, but the smile on Dominic’s face just brightens my day! What a tough young man, he is! He is my inspiration – and when I feel depleted, I’m going to think of Dominic.
Thank you for sharing – we all, as a community, can provide you and your family with strength through prayers and messages.
Remember to take care of yourself too. It is hard on us moms/parents to see our kids going through battle, but if you have strength, Dominic will be blessed by your strength.
God is good & He’s got your back!
I think about you all so often and have been wondering how Dom’s treatment was coming along. What a long day in surgery for you! He is really quite the superhero, bouncing back like that. It is a joy to see him playing at home with his brother and sister! Continued prayers for all of you and especially for Dominic, that he may have a full recovery. What a blessing that they could remove the entire tumor. Amazing! Hugs all around!
Thank you for your update. So glad to hear his surgery went well. Sending prayers for all of you and lots of healing white light to surround Dominic.
May the Lord bless you all, especially Dominic! Dear Lord, place Your Divine Healing Hands on this special boy. Amen.
Prayers for Dominic and all of you. You were my first food blogger that I ever signed up for way back when–you didn’t even have any children-just dogs!
Thank you for the update. I will continue to pray for Dominic. Make sure he crawls as well as rides his bike, but I’m sure you have amazing neurologist, PT and OT.
I have been wondering about Dominic, his progress just the other day and kept him in my thoughts. When I saw your email, I opened and read it at once. I’m so glad he is doing very well and you all are at home now. Bless your heart as well, Michelle!! ♥️
Thank you for the update. Humble prayers continue for strength and patience to all of you, for science and medicine to heal Dominic, and for his medical team to succeed in all their work. May bless you with healing and peace.
God bless him! He looks like a trouper!
Prayers for you too Mommy! I cried just reading this! Stay strong, and may God be with you!
I have been checking every day for an update. I’m sure your positive attitude is a huge source of strength for your sweet boy. Continuing to send love and prayers to you and your family. ❤️
Because of your family bonding together during this hard time for Dominic, he will gather energy from you and come back stronger than ever! Thank you for keeping us updated and a big thank you to the medical staff!
Thank you for the update on Dominic. So happy to see that he is back home and playing with his sister and brother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
The courage and resilience of Dominic and your family is amazing. Keeping you all in my prayers.
a pediatric nurse for many years and appreciate your detail so I know how to pray. Pediatric care is so awesome these days know you are surrounded by great teams. Much thought and prayer for all of you esp for siblings. Maybe feel the Lord’s love and shelter
Thank you so much for the update. Continuing in prayer 🙏🏻
Thank you so much for the update! Continued healing prayers for your little trooper and for your whole family.
Thank you for the update! Sending prayers and best wishes for Dominic and the whole family. ❤️❤️
Thanks for the update ! Sending you continued strength and many happy healthy moments at home! Strange how we miss the normal things. This experience will forever change you it will you make you better. Kinder, compassionate and so appreciative of the little things! Lean into all the love and support. Sending you hugs and prayers from the burg
Prayers for your bright-eyed boy, his medical team, and all your family.
Prayers for your sweet Dominic!!
Praying every day for Dominic and your family!
Blessings and hugs to your entire family. Prayers that his scans are clear so he can move on.
Still storming heaven with prayers for all of you!! I’m so glad to hear your sweet boy is bouncing back. Thank you for the update and I wish you all peace and comfort in the days ahead!
Continued prayers for your sweet Dominic and your entire family. Thank you for the update.🙏🏻❤️
Bless you all! Many prayers and positive vibes for your family!!! Thank you for the update!
Thank you for the update on your precious son. God bless.
Bless your sweet boy and your family. I won’t stop praying for all of you. Thank you so much for the update. Happy you are making progress in this journey. :)