Hello Everyone, we wanted to post an update about Sawyer since his surgery. Thank you for all your prayers and support Sawyer is doing amazing! We can’t believe that just a week ago Sawyer had a major operation. When he was initially sent to the PICU he had an intubation tube down his throat, an NG tube down his nose draining from his belly, a chest tube, a belly drain, a foley, an arterial vein IV monitoring his blood pressure, and two additional IVs in each arm. As well as a hockey stick incision which runs along his left side past his belly button up to just under his nipple line. We have slowly been monitoring his progress by when his tubes are removed. He was having fevers the first couple of days which did require some extra pokes and a little bit longer stay in the PICU, but all of his cultures came back negative and the fevers subsided. He has been moved off the PICU floor and is currently in Acute Care with only his belly drain remaining.
All his surgeons and his team are very happy with his progress. He has been able to eat whole food for the past couple days, is having normal body functions and has not been having any issues with nausea (thank goodness). Hopefully they will be able to remove his drain tomorrow but either way tomorrow we will be going home. Sawyer is an amazing little boy, he completed a big hurtle and we are so proud of him. He will be starting his last round of chemotherapy in about 2 weeks. Thank you all again for your prayers and support!
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.