On Tuesday (4/9) Sawyer had his last day of radiation. Cutting his expected treatment time in half! This was because they were able to radiate Sawyer’s entire field, chest and abdomen, at once. In many cases, like Sawyer’s, they must radiate the chest and abdomen separately because many of the kids can’t tolerate the radiation, their counts bottom out, and they must break the treatment up. This is why we initially received an estimate of 4-5 weeks but as usually Sawyer keeps rocking it and they were able to get everything done in 2 ½ weeks verses the 4-5. His Dr. called him a Rock Star!!
Sawyer is very happy to be done with his treatments, I think because he doesn’t have to get up so early in the morning anymore. The nurses were so sweet yesterday, they gave him and Calvin each a toy and a donut from Do-Rite. Sawyer put his handprint on the Hands of Hope Tree and rang the gong signaling the end of his radiation treatment. We are so proud of him! He handled everything very well and has had little to no side effects from the treatments. Sawyer is done for the rest of the week. He will have a clinic appointment on Monday (4/15) where we will start to talk about next steps in his treatment.
Thank you so much for your support! Please continue to keep Sawyer and our family in your thoughts and prayers! Another reminder about the Lurie Children’s Hospital Move for the Kids 5K on May 19th if you would like to join our team and fundraise with us, we would love to have you if not please consider donating through our team page. Here is the link: Team Super Sawyer. Thank you all for reading!! We will continue to update with Sawyer’s treatment.
Until Next Time!!
Jen, Jeremy, Sawyer, & Calvin
Hello Everyone!! Sawyer started his second week of radiation today. He has 7 am appointments Monday-Friday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (which is connected to Lurie’s) and lab appointments twice a week at the Lurie’s HemOc clinic to monitor his counts. So far, he has been doing very well with his treatments, Sawyer has not needed any transfusions for either blood or platelets. He is not happy about having to get up so early and neither are we, but we are happy he doesn’t have to be inpatient right now. We do not have a definite number for how many sessions he will need but his radiation oncologist initially estimated that he would need between 4-5 weeks of treatment. Hopefully we will know more later this week
We also wanted to make sure everyone knew that Team Super Sawyer will again be participating in the Lurie Children’s Hospital Move for the Kids 5K. If you can walk and fundraise with us, we’d love to have you if not please consider donating through our team page. You can access it through the link here: Team Super Sawyer Move for the Kids 5K. We cannot say enough about this wonderful institution that truly is saving our kids lives! If you are able to please be generous!!
Thank you as always for your support! It means the world to us! Please continue to keep Sawyer and our family in your prayers and intentions. Have a wonderful day! We will keep updating as Sawyer progresses in his treatment.
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.