Mighty Mason Earley

First post: Nov 5, 2017 Latest post: May 10, 2019
As some of you may know, Our Mason was diagnosed with a brain tumor in July 2014. The journey started at a routine eye exam at a local eye care office where he had trouble reading the chart. After having a follow up exam one month later and being referred two more times we ended up at a pediatric Opthamologist at UIC. After a failed field of vision test, we were walked over to the ER for a MRI. The MRI confirmed the diagnosis on July 11. We stayed at UIC for a total of 5 days where a port was placed and his first round of Chemo was administered. Mason  endured a 58 week chemo regimin ending in Sept 2015. His tumor shrunk by about a third and the doctors were optimistic that perhaps the remaining tumor was scar tissue. He was followed with MRIs every three months. In Jan of 2016, the tumor showed no change and his port was removed. Unfortunately a few months later, in April, the tumor showed a very small amount of growth and some brighteness.  The doctors, weighing the cons of starting treatment again vs the size/affects of the tumor decided to monitor it.  About a month ago Mason complained that his vision suddenly wasn’t the same. On October 11 2017, a port was placed and Mason once again has begun a weekly 52 week chemo regimin.   Thank you for all of the well wishes and prayers. I will try to update this page regularly to keep you all informed. Mason continues to be in good spirits and his resilience is encouraging. He understands a great deal about what is going on and finds relief in playing Minecraft,  watching sports and swimming with his Bullets swim team. 

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