Thursday was the day. We are at the 12 week mark, a little less than a third of the way through treatments. This was the day we get to see what kind of progress has been made. Shane was scheduled for a Pet Scan, CT Scan, an MRI and a round of chemo. That’s a lot for anybody, especially for an 11 month old baby.
The scan took about 3 hours in total. He was shuffled from one machine to the next through out the hospital. Shane was sedated for the scans. Unfortunately every time he is scanned, he is sedated. Once the scans were complete, we were called back to the recovery room. He was a little out of it, but he greeted us with a huge smile. Then he ate like a champ.
The results are in. Shane’s tumor has been reduced to fibers. Nodules in his lungs and armpits have been reduced in size, signifying that the treatment is working. We were told from people that have gone through this, to celebrate any victory, no matter how small. This is a big victory for us. We still have a long road ahead of us, which is why we are taking this one step at a time.
He hasn’t beaten this yet, but we’re traveling down the path. You have to start somewhere.