Xander's radiation and chemo expeneses...
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Alexander Charles is our 6 year old ray of sunshine! He was born a healthy baby boy on 5/3/06. However he started getting headaches about six months ago and on 12/2/12 he started throwing up as well. When he was still sick on 12/8/12 we took him to ...
Alexander Charles is our 6 year old ray of sunshine! He was born a healthy baby boy on 5/3/06. However he started getting headaches about six months ago and on 12/2/12 he started throwing up as well. When he was still sick on 12/8/12 we took him to Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN (about 30 miles north of where we live). They were able to do a CT scan and located a very large (the size of a raquetball) mass at the base of his brain that was blocking his 4th ventricle. He underwent brain surgery on 12/11/12 and Dr. John C. Wellons, III (chief of neurosurgery) was able to remove it completely! It was found to be a medulloblastoma. This is an agressive, malignant cancer. Because of this Xander will need to undergo 15 months of radiation and chemo in hopes of staying in remission. He will not be returning to school during this time and must try extremely hard to stay well as his immune system will be weakened. He will have his first procedure, a spinal tap (to see if the cancer has spread to his spine) and a port placed (for his treatments) on 12/27/12 just 2 days after Christmas. Next will come a MRI and then he will begin radiation and chemo. He will start radiation and chemo around 1/7/13 and we'll travel daily to Vanderbilt for his treatments. They will last approximately 2 hours as he will need to be sedated for them. He will go Monday - Friday for 6 weeks (for a total of 30 treatments). Then he will get a short 6 week break then continue on with weekly chemo treatments for another year.

We definately have a long road before us but have faith in our God and know that He WILL guide our paths. We know that Xander is surrounded by angels who will protect and watch over him!

Please keep us in prayer as our "baby" undergoes this long journey...

Love,
The Scogins'
Chris, Izzy, Alex, Carter & Reesey (2 y/o twin siblings!)
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