For those of you who are close to me you know the situation with my son. We met with the oncologist on Wednesday and got the results of the pathology and treatment options. I know it is Friday and I apologize for not letting everyone know right away. I needed to think about it first.
The type of tumor he has is, benign, slow growing, and responds well to radiation. The radiation treatment in most cases will kill the tumor. The tumors have a low chance of growing back after the treatment cycle. This all sounds good, well no, not for my son because of his age.
Radiation treatment is a great option for an adult. Radiation kills bone, or stops it from growing. For a 5 year old it will change them physically and very well deform them. If you kill the neck bones they wont grow anymore. His neck could be severely crooked and short.
Chemotherapy is what was recommended by the Tumor board at the hospital. Chemo will most likely keep the tumor from progressing any further until he is at an age where he can take radiation to get rid of the tumor.
I ask if you are the praying or thoughts type of person then please keep my son in you thoughts and prayers.
There is no doubt in my mind that, we made it over the most difficult and immediate threat because of you sacrificing your time to pray and spread the news of the needed prayer. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.