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Cannon’s Story

Welcome to our Cannonball's Page! Cannon Wiggins is so lucky to be loved by so many people that we wanted to create a page for everyone to keep updated on his progress. Cannon is a very special boy and he needs all of your prayers to fight this nasty disease of neuroblastoma cancer.Please pray for our son. He is our world.Facts:

Cannon was born on August 10, 2011
and was diagnosed at 20 months
old on April 19, 2013 with
Stage 4 Neuroblastoma:
Nymc-amplified, poor histology,
COG protocol at Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, Resection surgery by Dr. Michael Laquaglia at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital scheduled August 2, 2013
Stem cell transplant after 6 rounds of chemo at CHOP
Proton radiation at CHOP
Antibody therapy completed 4 rounds to date at APH Orlando
Tumor: in abdomen, both legs, armpit - bone marrow and lymph nodes
Prognosis: will cannonball this cancer out and be cancer free

Latest Journal Update

Yet Another ER Visit... But A Very Different Experience....

Yet Another ER Visit... But A Very Different Experience....

Tonight I spent the night ( 5 hours - yuk) in the ER with not Cannon... BUT my 17 month old Gray... My only child that has never been in the ER.

Tuesday night Gray, Michael and I were up all night, we thought he was teething - he kept putting his fingers in this mouth and crying. I brought him into my husband and I's bed - I think together we maybe slept an hour.

But as the morning for school came around he was happy and I thought maybe the tooth came in.

I put the boys down for their naps today but when Gray woke up he was so fussy and kept crying and putting his hand in his mouth . I decided to look in his mouth and there were two large abscess looking things. I called his pediatrician and he told me that I must take him to the ER. I asked if I could just do a after hours clinic but he strongly suggested no thinking that the clinic would just send me to the ER if Gray needed it drained or IV antibiotics. Gray had fever at this point, was crying , his face badly swollen on one side, drooling and just unhappy. So I left Olivia ( thank God for her help) with Cannon and Arran-James ( daddy is working away right now).

When we got to the ER even after Motrin Gray was fever of 101.4....poor baby...

Sorry long winded background info but I do have a point ...

I want to get across this is a normal thing... ER visits, issues with our kids . It just felt so different to be there tonight - no one was going to tell me let's do surgery or his blood levels are so bad let's do a transfusion or the thing I dread the most - he has relapsed. Nope this was not going to be how this would turn out and something about that made me just go with the flow and enjoy this very rare one on one time with him despite him biting me, throwing everything on the floor, jumping on, under and at anything and screaming hysterically a number of times. ;) you got to laugh ... Did I mention parent stares to boot! ;)

I have truly never had this type of experience at the ER and I am thankful for it . This is not to belittle the mumma bears who have been here with small issues because that is their ONLY experience ( often) but just to say I am thankful to be in the ER for a non issue......

Tired .....


But oh so thankful lol

Prayers for little Gray - turns out he has a respiratory viral infection and the huge sores on his mouth - would you like to guess what they are from? Popsicles - oh yes , it has some fancy name to it but basically it's where your kid sucks on the Popsicle in one area and actually burns the inside of their mouth ! Oh Gray whatever will I do with you ;)

Gray is on Popsicle probation now...

It's 12pm so goodnight from one tired mumma bear .

Written by Mumma-Bear

Cannonball Kids' cancer


Thankful For The Fight

Pray Hard

154 Days No Evidence of Disease

No Relapse Ever

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Clare Parker
Being the mumma is never a dull moment and I am sure you feel like you are living inside of a wrestling ring while a tag team match is going on- YOU ARE RIGHT! If it is not one- then it is someone else! Glad it was something as simple as popsicle overdose! Get some rest so you are ready for the next emergency!
Love to all and still praying!
Diana Stillwell
By Ms. Diana (Nuc Med)
Noooo....not popsicle probation. Oh, how you are torturing him, Melissa. :-) Honestly, I have never heard of this but have seen, first hand, how food can affect our little ones. We were on a cruise, years ago, and my son (6 yrs old at the time) and we were hanging out at the pool all day. The next morning, his face had a horrific rash that looked like a goatee. It looked terrible! No medical person on the ship could explain it, but he felt fine so we continued on our cruise. When we arrived home, 2 days later, i took him to the doctor. As soon as we walked into our pediatrician's office, his doctor said "someone's been sucking on limes out in the sun". Apparently, she knew. Darn those Coronas (can't drink them without limes). :-) He has been on lime probation ever since. Glad you had an uneventful ER experience. You are always someone who makes lemonade out of lemons. Love it! Hugs and kisses to all.
Elaine Martins
By Elaine Martins
Oh poor baby! One story you'll have to tell him when he grows up! You're an awesome Mom.
Dixie Sansom
By Dixie Sansom
Whew! Special prayers for Gray that he feels 'all better' tomorrow - and Mumma-Bear is able to get some solid rest!