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
Current status: about to go to Stem cell transplant after 6 rounds of chemo.
Tumor: in abdomen, both legs, armpit - bone marrow and lymph nodes
Prognosis: will cannonball this cancer out and be cancer free
My sister says it well ' Cannon would put most adults to shame with how he handles all this.'
You have to see this kid in action to really appreciate him. How he takes his meds, how well he does with the constant temperature taking, lights in his eyes - the list goes on. Not to mention how hard he tries to tolerate pain...
If I was a teacher and Cannon was my pupil I would always give him an A plus for his effort but today I would also give him an A plus for his performance. He really nailed it today. He didn't even cry once. Wow!!! So proud of his boy I get the honor of calling my son....
Please continue to pray and keep Cannon in your thoughts. Can I also ask for the same for my buddies I met at Sloan in New York - all three boys are incredible they are age 4, 5 and 7 - Patrick, Calin and Parker. All three boys are absolutely incredible. All three are in antibodies this week. All three are tough but the cancer likes to think it's tougher - it's not! All three boys are NED but the antibodies will make sure they will be for life. Cannon will be NED after this round - I am sure of it!!!
Today I was listening to Cannon's chest with the stethoscope and he sounded like a washing machine as Nurse Kelly says - then we cathed him again this time with a foley cath which will be used to collect his urine this week - within an hour he sounded so much better. Keeping any form of fluid off his lungs is a balancing act but our team is doing an amazing job. So thankful for our ICU nurse Miss Kelly - she is Cannon's biggest cheerleader and knows as much if not more than some doctors I've met. Thankful she sacrifices so much for all the ICU kids. All ICU nurses have special seats in heaven - I am positive of that. We are doing Cannon at half dose of IL2 and full antibody this round - we want to ensure he gets the full antibody so we are not pushing the IL2.
I continue to be
Thankful to the fight
The ICU has seen four deaths in a week at our hospital - it changes you! Perspective .......
Written by Mumma-Bear
Cannonball Kids' Cancer
Thankful For The Fight