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!!