We heard from one of Sawyer’s doctors late yesterday afternoon and it is good news! On Thursday, he had updated CT and MIBG scans performed. The MIBG is nuclear medicine imaging. Essentially what they do is the day prior to the scan he receives an injection and the active Neuroblastoma cells absorb the medicine. When he is scanned the following day the Neuroblastoma cells will glow where there is still activity (e.g. living cancer cells). The image is assigned a numerical value based on how much is glowing. For instance, when Sawyer was first diagnosed and had the scan done it was an 18 after his 6th round of chemo it was a 9, this time it was a 5, for his stem cell treatments to be effective it must be a 2 or less. The plan is to continue with the remaining 2 cycles of the combination therapy he will be going in on Monday (9/24) for his next one.
Thank you all for your continued support and prayers they mean so much to us! Thanks for reading! 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.