Ladan is still stable and has often been looking very “bright” lately. “Bright” is a term frequently used to describe how healthy and awake a person looks. If you think about the difference you see in somebody’s eyes when they are wakeful and alert (bright eyed) as opposed to when they are tired and sleepy, this is the look that is described as bright and it always seems encouraging to see it. Several people have commented that Ladan is looking good and seems to be using her eyes more at the moment, often apparently following things in the room. A few people who had not seen ladan or a while, medical staff and family/friends, have also commented they they perceive an encouraging improvement during their absence.
Ladan’s chemotherapy dosage (for her vasculitis) was halved recently and if everything goes well for another couple of weeks then they will try to stop the chemotherapy medication completely. It has taken a while for the process of reducing Ladan’s medication to get under way, she may be on a fair amount more medication than she really needs to be but the plan must be to reduce everything gradually and one medication at a time, both to ensure that problems are unlikely to arise and that if a problem did arise it would be known which change might have caused it.