Trevor Blake's Journal
Written Aug 15, 2007 11:01pm
Sorry for the delay. I just got home from a long day with Gary, Shannon and Trevor. Let me start by saying I think today was a great first step in a very long journey for Trevor! He was so brave and went through so much. His day started off great. There were some major league baseball umpires that came to visit and autographed baseballs for the kids. Also, each child was able to pick a Build A Bear and dress it. Of course, Trevor chose a dog and the Nationals baseball uniform! :-)
From there, the afternoon got a little tense. He was very nervous about his "procedure." Turning on the Transformers movie seemed to calm him down. Aunt Dawn and Baby Kaylie stayed to make sure Trevor was comfortable until they took him to the OR. They were late getting started and didn't take him into surgery until 4 pm. 2 1/2 hours later, the doctor came out to give us the good news. She was able to remove his adrenal gland and the tumor. There was a spot that was starting to attach to his kidney. She scraped it off and explained that it could cause some microscopic spreading, but that should all be able to be contained with the chemo treatments. The central line was also inserted into his chest. This is where all of the chemo and medicine will be administered. We feel like this is all good news.
Grandma Blake, Grandma Hart and I stayed with them until Trevor came out of recovery. He was very uncomfortable of course, but the nurses did everything they could to ease his pain. As soon as the Transformers movie was started up again, he calmed down and went to sleep. Shannon and Gary were also very brave through the whole procedure!
Thanks to everyone for all of the gifts, food, cards, thoughts and prayers! Shannon and Gary really appreciate everything you have done. Again, this will be a long journey for our little Trevor and it is wonderful to know he has such love and support behind him and his family.
Thanks and good night! :-)
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Written Aug 14, 2007 12:39pm
email entry from 8/14/07:
Shannon and Gary received the final confirmation today that Trevor does indeed have Neuroblastoma. There is a small tumor on his adrenal gland and it has spread to his bone marrow and there are a few spots on his bones near his shoulder and hip. They will attempt to remove his adrenal gland and the tumor tomorrow to hopefully allow the chemo to focus on the spreading cancer. Apparently, when the tumor is removed, the cancer should stop spreading. He will have to go through very intense chemo for at least 5 months. It will take a great toll on him and his tiny body, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as Transformer Autobots enter his body to fight off all the evil Decepticons (Trevor/Doctor lingo :-)) The full set of treatments will most likely start this weekend and continue over the next year.
Please pray for successful removal of the entire tumor during tomorrow's procedure. This will be a major first step in the right direction.
Love you all and thanks sooooo much for the responses. Keep them coming... I will pass them on.