Last week Sawyer went for some updated scans and tests in preparation to start his Stem Cell transplant on Wednesday (8th). On Monday we had a meeting with his Drs. to discuss the results. The good news is that everything is diminished and there are no new spots, in fact some spots are gone completely. However, the larger mass along his spine and throughout his chest has not diminished enough for his stem cell treatments to be effective, think of a melting snowball the exterior is dying off, but the interior is still active. We do not want to put him through such a strenuous treatment if it’s not going to yield the results we want. Thankfully his Drs. have come up with an additional treatment plan which will consist of a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy. His schedule will be more like his chemo schedules have been where he will only be in the hospital for a week and he will have a couple weeks at home and then go back. He will have 2 rounds of this treatment and then they will assess him again. If all looks good he will have another 2 rounds and then Stem Cell transplants. There is the possibility that his Drs. may change is his treatment schedule more but its all about finding what is best for him and what is going to be the most effective. He will start the first round of this treatment on Monday the 13th.
As always, we will keep you posted! Thanks for reading! Please continue to keep Sawyer and our family in your prayers. 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.