Hello Everyone! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Sawyer is completely done with Stem Cell!! He transitioned to the Ronald McDonald house on February the 21st and received the all clear to go home on February 27th. We were very happy with how everything went with Stem Cell and we were sad to say goodbye to Sawyer’s stem cell team, but we are glad to be able to progress with his treatment. He is officially over the hump! Sawyer’s next steps will be to proceed with radiation. They will radiate the larger mass that is remaining in his abdomen and chest. We have met with the Radiation Oncologist and Sawyer has had his planning session already. He is scheduled to begin his treatments on March 25th. He still has to go into the oncology clinic for labs until he starts but other than that he has been able to stay home.
The radiation process will require him to go to the hospital for daily treatments Monday-Friday but the good news is that he will not have to be admitted. Each appointment will last approximately 20-30 minutes. He will have to be sedated each time because he must be 100% in the exact same position for each session. He should not have too many side effects, but his counts will be monitored on a regular basis to make sure everything is okay.
Thank you as always for reading. Please continue to keep Sawyer and our family in your prayers and intentions. Have a wonderful day! We will keep updating as Sawyer treatment progresses.
Until next time!
Jen, Jeremy, Sawyer, and Calvin
We are Jeremy and Jennifer Hunter, the loving parents of Sawyer and Calvin(Sawyer's little brother). We firmly believe that it family always comes first and would like to keep everyone updated through this site and this blog on the treatment and care of Sawyer during his fight against Neuroblastoma.