On May 25th Sawyer’s school, St. Pius X, hosted their annual field day. Calvin and I joined Sawyer and his class. They participated in lots of fun activities: bubbles, hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, dancing, and free play. All the kids had a blast and Calvin acted like he was one of the kids in the class, we’re pretty sure he’s ready for school in the fall.
The field day was very special for us because the Student Council sold T-Shirts as part of a fundraiser they had for Sawyer. It was so wonderful seeing all the students and faculty in their yellow shirts showing their support for Sawyer as he goes through his treatment. Another big thank you to the St. Pius X community for everything you have done for Sawyer and our family it has been so wonderful!!
Please check out the photo section for some fun pictures!
We have some new information regarding Sawyer’s treatment. On May 29th we took Sawyer to the hospital for an updated CT Scan in preparation for surgery. Last Friday Jeremy and I had a meeting with Sawyer’s surgeons to discuss them. Sawyer’s tumor has not reduced in size much, but it has stopped growing and has not spread anymore, so he will be having surgery as planned. His surgery will be on June 13th and will be approximately 6+ hours. They will be going in threw his abdomen and remove what they can from his abdomen and chest. They will not be able to remove everything, but they will be removing more than 50%. He will be in the hospital for 5-7 days after surgery. Neuroblastoma wraps around the blood vessels which makes it difficult to remove all of it surgically. Surgery is just one piece of the puzzle and the remainder of the tumor will be removed during the rest of his treatment. This is a big hurdle for Sawyer so please keep him in your prayers and intentions!!
Until next time.
Jeremy, Jen, 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.