After 8 additional days in the hospital Sawyer came home on Tuesday! The fluid was no longer building up around his tumor and he was breathing significantly better, so they removed his chest tube on Monday. His counts were good, and he had no fevers, so he was cleared to come home. He is very happy to be home, he has been eating well and playing with his brother. We are so happy that he will be home to celebrate his 4th birthday! Sawyer is very excited for his birthday party. We have many things to celebrate this birthday.
On Monday he will go to the hospital for the day, he will have a procedure to remove the PICC in his right arm and have a CVC put in his chest. Then on Wednesday Sawyer will begin his second cycle of chemotherapy. We are continuously astounded at Sawyer’s strength and we know that he will get through this process amazingly.
I know a couple of you have asked about Sawyer’s treatment plan (roadmap) it is laid out something like this and will be the better part of a year and a half.
Chemotherapy (6 cycles, each cycle 21 days) Approx. 6 months-->Surgery in between cycles 5 & 6-->Stem Cell Transplant (Using his own cells) Approx. 2-3 months-->Radiation Approx. 2-4 weeks-->Immunotherapy Approx. 6 months
We want to thank all you for your prayers and well wishes!! They mean so much to us during this difficult time. A big thank you to our village for all your help. We have no idea how we would get through this without you!!
Until next time.
Jen, Jeremy, Sawyer, & 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.