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My Story

My name is Alexander (Alex) Scogins. I am a six year old bundle of energy that happens to be battling Metastatic Medulloblastoma. I really don’t think about it that much and try to stay positive for my Mom and Dad. Take some time and read about my journey. Please continue to send prayers for strength and healing during this difficult time.

Over a week ago while we were having our family portraits taken, Alex got sick. Initially we thought it was the flu and that it would pass. He stayed home from school on Monday as he was still feeling sick. On Tuesday he went back to school as he was feeling better. While on a field trip he became sick again and kept throwing up. We took him to Dr. Eastham on Thursday who said that it might be migraines and gave him some medicine to help with that. He also said that if things didn’t improve within 24 hours that we should call back. Needless to say, the symptoms didn’t go away. He said we should take him to the hospital to have him evaluated and we did. We don’t take the kids anywhere but Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital when they need more acute treatment (and you should do the same withyour little ones if you live in the area). The physicians did a series of neurological evaluations and decided to do a CAT scan which revealed a mass on his Cerebellum. The neurosurgeon came down and recommended that we perform surgery to remove the mass after more test to confirm the findings. Well, that is exactly what happened which brings us to the present. Read our updates to see what is happening and keep the prayers coming... God Bless, The Scogins’ Family

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Chris Scogins posted a new journal entry, "Off of the ROIDS".

So, our monthly clinic visit went well on Wednesday. All of his levels with the exception of his pesky magnesium were fine. We will stay on the mag until his levels ... Read more

Shannan Hutcheson signed Alexander's Guestbook.

Hello! My name is Shannan. I was at Special Kids today for my son's weekly OT visit. That is where I met Alex and his sweet grandmother. She showed me pictures of your ... Read more

Chris Scogins posted a new journal entry, "Latest MRI".

So, we got the results of Alex's MRI on Friday and it was positive news. First and foremost, there is still no signs of a relapse tumor, YIPEEEEE. Second, the hyperbaric ... Read more

Chris Scogins posted a new journal entry, "Dive Dive Dive".

So, Alex started his hyperbaric treatment on Monday and it went off without a hitch. He dove to a depth equivalent to 40 feet below water and breathed 100% oxygen for 90 ... Read more

Traci Zoller signed Alexander's Guestbook.

Wonderful news for a change!! I pray for not only health but also for this treatment to be as successful as we all hope and pray it will be! Read more

Chris Scogins posted a new journal entry, "Therapy Approved".

Just a quick update for all of you Alex fans. I received a call last week from the Hyperbaric Center and they did get Alex approved for 20 treatments initially. As long as ... Read more

lisa hoyt signed Alexander's Guestbook.

I'm Praying For You Alex And I'm Wearing Your Wristband And Please Don't Give Up And I Love You Alex And You Are My Hero Read more

Temeka Albert signed Alexander's Guestbook.

Praying for you and your family, stay strong and believe that through God all things are possible. Stay strong sweet angel. Read more

Traci Zoller signed Alexander's Guestbook.

Praying they approve the therapy. I have a friend with a son who has a Traumatic Brain Injury and they went through this therapy. They seem to think it really helped him ... Read more

Chris Scogins posted a new journal entry, "Going Diving".

Well Alex's motor function issues have stabilized for the moment but the steriods have made him into an eating machine. He tries to eat all of the time so we have had to ... Read more

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