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Nov 26, 2020
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. A few months ago we became concerned with Wyatt's health. He was healing from chickenpox, but he seemed to be getting worse. He wasn't eating or drinking much and seemed to sleep all the time. We decided to take him to the hospital. We were told he was just dehydrated from the chickenpox and sent home after a few days of fluids. Wyatt didn't seem to improve,so after prayer and counsel Matt took Wyatt back to the hospital. After test it was determined that Wyatt had hydrocephalus, a condition that caused fluid to build up in his brain. Wyatt had to go into emergency brain surgery to put a shunt in his brain to relieve pressure. The surgery was a success, he spent a night in the PICU for observation. The next day he was sent for a MRI to determine the cause of the hydrocephalus. The MRI showed some concerning lesions, so the doctors wanted to do another MRI. After the next MRI they found more tumors on his spine. The doctors wanted to go in his spine and take a biopsy of one of the tumors. The doctors were able to successfully take a sample of the tumor. After few weeks of waiting for test results to come back Wyatt was diagnosed with Diffuse Leptomeningeal glioneuronal tumor. These are considered rare low-grade tumors. Wyatt is now going through chemotherapy to help fight the tumors.