On Monday November 7, 2016, Alex was officially diagnosed with non Hodgkin's extra-nodal NK t-cell lymphoma. This is a very rare and very aggressive lymphoma typically found in adults. It is extremely rare in kids.
We completed PET Scans and a CAT scan on Tuesday and was admitted to the hospital Tuesday night to begin treatment. Alex at this point had been battling 104-105 fevers for a month and had a difficult time sleeping. We began treating him as aggressively as they could on Wednesday and the results of the scans showed that he is in stage four. There is cancer in his skull, chest, belly and legs.
Our goal for his first round of chemo was to get rid of the fevers. After day two his fevers have not returned! Praise God!! His liver also seems to be improving ever so slightly.
We know that the percentages are low and he has a long road ahead of him. But to us there are two outcomes that are equally likely, 1) God will answer our prayers and heal our boy. 2) God will bring Alex home and heal him completely in heaven. Either way Alex will be healed. We can't fathom life without him, yet, our confidence remains in the Lord. We pray for him to give us a miracle and are confident he will carry us through.
Alex will have 8 rounds of chemo. We are finishing up our first stretch of our first round in the hospital hopefully soon. They have to check his blood count levels and methotrexate levels to make sure he is safe to be at home. Praying we get to leave tomorrow. Alex is in need of a break and needs to be home to regain his strength and weight.
We have felt so loved and so blessed by you all. We hope to keep you updated through this website that has been set up for us. We cannot thank you enough for all you have done to help our family function these past weeks.