Dec 29, 2017 Latest post:
May 13, 2018
Welcome to Mitchell's Caring Bridge site. He was diagnosed with Metastatic Ewing's Sarcoma at the beginning of December. Mitchell has had shoulder pain off and on since late summer. In late October a portion of his shoulder began to swell. Over Thanksgiving break we saw an Orthopedic Doctor who found the mass and referred us to St Louis Children's Hospital. The first week of December we came to Children's for our appointment and more testing. It was confirmed that he did have Ewing's Sarcoma and that the shoulder tumor was the original site. Unfortunately they also found two nodules in his lungs. In the midst of all of this God has had answered many prayers. Results from all of the tests confirmed that it is not in his bone marrow. It is definitely only in the 3 locations. Praise God! the first round of chemo also began to shrink the tumor in his shoulder that was causing a lot of pain. Although this is not the journey we had planned we are very confident that God is with us on this journey and that Mitchell will come out stronger along the way. The doctors have said that this will definitely be a year long process. The first 12 weeks will be intense chemotherapy. Then the doctors will run the scans and tests again to determine if surgery or radiation is needed. After that he will have another round of chemotherapy. Feel free to follow this page to keep up on what is going on. Trust me there will still be some hilarious moments along the way. As his brother Jonathan says "the one thing this family has that no one can take away is our twisted sense of humor.". Not to be out done Sarah has recommended that the next time Mitchell complains that something hurts I (mom) need to believe him and instead of calling him a pansy I should take him to the doctor. Of course Rachel's take is "yeah we know Mitchell has cancer". Regardless we are a blessed family. Jim and I are so grateful and humbled by the out pouring of love and prayers.Our community, family, and friends have surrounded us with love and prayer. Please continue that prayer. Talk to you soon!