Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tumor Board Meeting

The Seattle Children's Tumor Board met yesterday to review all of the cases of children with cancer, including Cash's case.  I met briefly after their meeting with our nurse practitioner to hear the comments on the spot on Cash's spine.  In our excitement Tuesday that there weren't cancer cells floating in his spine, it is the general consensus of the board that the actual spot on his spine could be another PNET tumor.  We have another MRI scheduled for early September and during that MRI they are going to focus more detail on the spot to see if it's grown, etc.

The good news is that the current chemo's Cash is getting attacks the cells all over the body, including the spine.  We're in a wait-and-see mode right now but are still hopeful and trust that the current round of poison Cash is getting can make 'hay' so-to-speak.

Yesterday Cash received his stem cells back to help him recover his counts between chemo rounds.  It was a long day, we started at 8:00 a.m. and left Children's at 7:00 p.m.  Cash did great, in fact, typically during the actual transfusion of cells, kids can get very sick (the transfusion only takes 10 minutes) - Cash slept during the whole thing thankfully.

Passing the time is always a challenge - we went on many walks in the stroller and did whatever else we could think of to pass 11 hours in a small room.  Here is a shot of Cash in the stroller and a short video of one of our many 'activities'...

Our next appointment is on Monday and we're praying Cash stays healthy and free from any illness.  Thank you as always for your thoughts and prayers!!!


  1. He is so precious...what a precious gift from God...we are praying for you!!

  2. Cash is such a LOVE bug!Praying...always!

  3. What a blessing little Cash is! It was so fun to watch him dump the crayons and laugh. Makes me smile, too. He's a precious child of God! We pray and pray and pray....