Hunter went into the operating room this morning and had a bone marrow biopsy on both hips.
We just got the news - not more than a few hours later - Hunter's bone marrow has been tested and it's clean. He has less than 5% Leukemic cells in his bone marrow and that means he is 100% in remission. We are so thankful that he is responding to the "therapy". It was chemo, now that it's working, it's therapy. Yessss sir.
He'll start round two of - therapy - as soon as his blood fully recovers. Maybe as soon as late next week.
In the meantime we don't get the luxury of returning home while he is recovering. They are treating him as if he has the bone infection. Even though I don't think the bone lesions were infection the doctors think it's prudent to leave him on antibiotics. I'm not exactly sure but it's intense - something like 4 more weeks. That should carry us well into his recovery from the second dose of therapy.
Three cheers for modern therapy!
Our celebratory toast on New Year's Eve with our little exhausted Superman in the background.
Death of a Superhero
A Family's Story about Courage, Bravery and the Defining Moments of LOVE
Our sweet, lil' baby love lost his battle to AML Leukemia on March 8, 2010. We fought long, hard and very aggressively for 2.5 years, only to have his cancer come back for the fourth time to finally take his life. He was only 3 years old.
This entire blog is about Hunter's amazing journey. It's about his life and his love......his determination and his courage.......his absolutely, brilliant personality, and the affect he's had on people all over the world.
He's left an unimaginable footprint on this earth and has changed the lives of thousands of individuals. People who didn't realize how precious life was, now live it with extreme gratefulness. People who took every minute they get to spend with their children for granted, now savor every last second. And people who weren't quite sure what love is all about, now love deeper, love stronger and love with every ounce of their soul.
People all around the world have shared their love, their well wishes, their prayers and their inspiration, and we could have NEVER achieved as much as we did without them. We are humbled by their generosity & their true friendships & are forever grateful for every last person that has come into our lives through our experience with Hunter. He was our precious baby love who we loved and cherished with all our hearts and we are forever crushed and terribly, broken-hearted.
Dance in the clouds baby cakes. Mom & dad are watching proudly & you will remain so very close to our hearts for all of eternity.
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Whooo Hooo!!! Go Hunter!!! We are so happy to hear that Hunter is in remission. We knew he could do it, He has so much to fight for. We will continue to pray for you all. Keep bloging.
Brenda & Nick
Its beyond words. We're so happy for you. Hunter is truly remarkable! Matt and Michelle
It's the best news we've gotten in a while! Yey!!!! Keep fighting you guys! We love you. Ric, Masha and Sebastian
Rochel and I have been following your blog every day from Thailand but were unable to comment due to the Thai computers:)
We knew all along that he would pull through. With all the positive energy that both of you possess how could he not? Stay strong and we'll see you soon!
Lots of love,
Roy and Rochel
God Is going to bless you always. You have a strong boy with lots of love. stay strong!!
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