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Quincy Lou's Journey
Oct 4, 2018 Latest post:
Feb 28, 2019
Welcome to Quincy's CaringBridge website. This site will be used to keep family and friends updated on Quincy's journey to healing. The Scully family appreciate your support, prayers, and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
During the month of August 2018, Courtney and Jeremiah noticed a shift in their easy-going and mobile youngest child. Quincy's mobility declined- reverting back to crawling, she lost her appetite, and became abnormally fussy and uncomfortable. After several weeks of Quincy just not seeming like herself, Courtney and Jeremiah decided to take her in to her pediatrician. He suspected a hairline fracture and ordered several x-rays and an ultrasound in early September. Finding no fracture, he referred Quincy to an orthopedic specialist at Children's Hospital LA. The orthopedic specialist ordered blood work, and additional x-rays. Still, no answers. Quincy was then referred to a CHLA neurologist, who scheduled her for an MRI in December. By this point, it was late September and Quincy was refusing to walk.
Two ER visits followed, the second one resulted in Quincy being admitted to CHLA and an MRI scheduled for the next day. On September 24, she had an MRI scan which revealed a 4 inch tumor wrapped around her spine. A six hour surgery took place the following day, in which a team of neurosurgeons removed 50% of the tumor located in Quincy's spinal canal. Removing this portion of the tumor relieved pressure from the dural sac surrounding her spinal cord, which was causing the rapidly declining mobility of her legs. Had the surgery been performed just a week later, the doctors said she would likely have experienced paralyzation from permanent nerve damage. The following day, on September 26, Quincy was officially diagnosed with an aggressive form of Neuroblastoma. Going forward, treatment will focus on targeting the remaining 50% of the tumor that could not be surgically removed. Quincy's oncology team predicts 18 months of intense chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy.
Needless to say, it's been an intense and scary couple of months for Jeremiah, Courtney, Quincy and their family. Watching them go through the turmoil of a cancer diagnosis, all the while consistently leaning into God, and His promises is a beautiful thing to witness. Their hope is that you join them in prayer, asking God to continue to hold Quincy every step of the way, healing her body completely.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.