1.26.2012

He Kicked Cancer's Trash!!

I don't post many personal things on this blog, but I just wanted to let everyone know the good news! I've been semi-MIA for the past two weeks, and it's because some very important things have been happening.

You see, just yesterday my son received the very last of his treatments for cancer!!

He was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma--an extremely aggressive brain tumor that is always stage 4, because of how severe it is--in November of 2010. He wasn't expected to live. His tumor had spread so wide and deep that the neurologist (a man I would trust over and over again with my son's life) was sure that he couldn't reach the deepest parts. He was very honest, and let me know that he didn't expect to be able to get even half of it out (you can see how big it was here). My son immediately had two successful brain surgeries, where they found that the tumor had grown in such a way that it pushed his brain open and allowed the neurologist deeper access than he ever would have been able to get. This was the first of  many miracles we have seen on this journey, and the most crucial first step to bringing us to this point today. I won't give you the long version of the rest; you can read his blog here and see the hard, yet rewarding, journey he's been on. 

...because now he is done! No more radiation, no more chemo, and if everything goes alright, no more hospital stays!! We're celebrating like crazy, and have already purchased the post-cancer-trash-kicking t-shirts he picked out and will proudly wear forever.

He still has checkups every month, MRI's, a surgery to take out his port, and in a few days he'll need another blood transfusion because of low counts--but all of that is easy. The hard parts are over!!


This boy is the toughest kid I know, and he kicked cancer's trash!!



21 comments:

  1. That is SO AMAZING to hear! I'm so glad you shared this because it is such powerful story. Your son is absolutely adorable and a real inspiration to us all. A fighter indeed! What a little rockstar. :)

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  2. That is wonderful news! Congratulations!

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  3. That is such great news! Congrats to you and your brave little guy. :)

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  4. OMG Penelope. *teary*
    I am SO happy for you guys.
    That's amazing news.
    What a true true blessing!
    *hug*
    Thanks for sharing your amazing news with us.
    I could not be more happy for you.
    God bless your tough as nails boy!

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  5. Best. News. Ever! Absolutely amazing and I am praying for continued blessings over your family!
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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  6. Congrats!! This is awesome!! So happy for your family and son!! He is so tough!!

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  7. Congrats!! This is awesome!! So happy for your family and son!! He is so tough!!

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  8. Yay! I'm glad your son has fought through such a hard journey. I'm happy for you and your family!

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  9. Aww, you made me all teary-eyed. What an amazing kid. Congrats!!

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  10. I am soooo excited for you and your family, Pene. Honestly, what a blessing. <333

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  11. This is SO good to hear, honestly. That's such a powerful story to share. Keep on smiling and God bless! :)

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  12. Wow, what amazing news!! That's an incredible story. Congrats to you and your tough, cancer-kicking son! :)

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  13. I am so pleased for you. Thank goodness everything has turned out all right. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

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  14. That's fantastic news Penelope! Keeping you and your family in my prayers :)

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  15. That is such FANTASTIC news!!! Thanks for sharing your joy with us and I hope you guys celebrate like crazy for a loooong time :-)

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  16. Oh my gosh, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I am so so so happy to hear such good news. Sounds like one helluva tough kid you've raised, Penelope. Congrats to all of you for making it through!


    Smiles!
    Lori

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  17. Such amazing news, Penelope! I'm so glad that Mason is doing as well as he is! He's amazing! I hope and pray that he'll continue to keep kicking cancer's trash!

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  18. This is truly wonderful, big congratulations! I'm your new follower but I'm really happy to hear such good news and I wish all the best for you and your family. God bless you!

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