So we just got home from the series of 'meetings' - here's a short synopsis of the diagnosis, I will blog later but I know so many of you have been waiting (and we very much appreciate the support and prayer!):
Cash has a tumor which is referred to as PNET (or 'Peanut' as everyone is calling it) - it is a fast growing tumor but if you can refer to one tumor as better than the other, PNET is better than Glioma. There are only a handful of kids with this type of tumor in the brain stem, however, PNET is treated aggressively first with chemotherapy (and responds well to chemo), then radiation treatment.
On Friday Cash will have a port installed which will enable them to inject the chemo into his body, then we will start treatments either on Saturday or Monday. He will have chemo treatments for the next 18 weeks, then he'll have radiation (most likely Proton Therapy Treatments, or PBT).
We drove to Children's with hesitant hope, but left hopeful that Cash can beat this. Kids are resilient and our God is good so we are thankful to God and want to give him all of the glory!!!
I will post more but at the moment I am spending great time with our family and wonderful support system - Thank you for your prayers and please continue to pray that God works miraculously in this little one's life.