Last week a bone marrow biopsy was performed on Lil Vic after his last session of chemo.
As happy as we were to have reached the last session, we were also nervous, but never giving up on faith and hope, that we would get the best results. After days of waiting, just yesterday, we received the best news ever, our Lil Boy was CANCER FREE! What a true MIRACLE! A miracle that GOD had granted us with the help of prayers from each and everyone of you.
We want to thank EVERYONE for your prayers, for your heartfelt kind thoughts and support through Lil Vic's cancer journey. Thanks to ALL OF YOU and God's blessing, our son is cancer free and now in remission.
Miracles DO HAPPEN.....and our son is living proof! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! Your prayers and support have made all the difference! Love, The Castro's.
Lil Vic is now undergoing his 6th FINAL chemo session, which we are most excited about! And if you could only see our son's face, with a smile from cheek to cheek, as he is super happy to have finally have reached this point.
However, we still will have to wait for results on a bone marrow biposy that will be performed at the end of this chemo session. We have faith that the results from the biopsy will reveal that our lil fighter has reached the end of his horrible cancer.
The Castro family are grateful to have and continue to have each and every one of you support and pray for our son through his entire journey. Thank you.....
It's been sometime since we have updated on Lil Vic's status. I would like to let you all know that Lil Vic is undergoing his 5th chemo session today. As excited that we are to be reaching the end of the sessions, we still await the big challenge of the bone marrow biopsy. Please keep of little boy in your prayers as he continues to fight with a smile on his face this awful cancer.
We would also like to thank you for your continued support and prayers through this difficult time.
With love, The Castro's.
It's been sometime since we have updated on Lil Vic's status. I would like to let you all know that he is on his way home now from his one week stay at children's hospital for what was his 3rd chemo session.
We would like to also thank all of you for your continued support and prayers. The Castros
Cancer does not define me, but how I live and fight with cancer DOES define me.
Lil Vic will be back for his second session of chemo tomorrow. The doctors have changed his chemo therapy cycle and medications. His new chemo therapy cycle has now changed from 7 days of chemo to 5 days. That is good news! However, there is always a "BUT"; with the change in the chemo cycle it has lowered the success rate for recovery and it will also put us more in a financial struggle. Lil Vic will need an anti-body injection on a daily basis for 14 days that will cost out-of-pocket $8,400 dollars. The injection will be needed after the 5th day of chemo and continue to be needed after every chemo session thereafter.
Lil Vic is on his way home after being back at children's hospital for a couple of days. These couple of days were very freightening and emotional for our baby. Not only was he feeling terrible, doctors thought he had a blood clot. After lots of xrays there was no sign of the clot. But it was very scary just to think about!
Now we are dealing with the emotional part of him losing his hair. Very sad to see lil vic see and feel his hair on his pillow.
We are just so glad he is home for at least a week before his next chemo session.
Please keep our baby Vic in your prayers. We had o rush him to Children's ER with a severe pain in his throat. He will be admitted and will have a lot of testing done.
As much as Lil Vic would love to have everyone come visit him, he is just not feeling well. We just spoke to the doctor and he advised us that if we want Lil Vic to be at home for the next week before his next chemo session, then we need to limit visitors at home. Please know that this is very heartbreaking for us to have to ask family and friends not to come visit. But please understand that we have to do what is best for Lil Vic. I know that all of you want to see Lil Vic get better soon, and therefore, we ask that you call instead of coming to visit him at home. I will keep updating pictures of him so that you all can see him. Once again, our sincere thank you for your support and understanding.
We are so grateful to be surrounded by such an amazing group of family and friends. All your kind words, prayers and monetary donations have been a blessing, especially in this time of need. We would not be able to do this without your help. We can continue to use all the help we can get. We were informed before we left the hospital that Lil Vic needed an injection to be administered before he was released. We were shocked to find out that we had to pay $1,300.00 dollars for an injection and $200 for medications before leaving the hospital. Lil Vic will also continue to need these injections and medications at the end of every chemo session.
These past few days have been very tough. Lil Vic has developed lots of sores in his mouth, lack of energy, no appetite, and could not hold any food or liquid in his tummy. He was to be released from the hospital a few days ago, but with lack of appetite, he was very weak and had to have IV administered. After he regained a little energy Lil Vic was on it, asking to go home. He was tired of being poked with needles or woken up every hour or two. After talking to his doctor's he was authorized to be released but we were told not to be surprised to be back by this weekend. Whether it is a day or two all we want is for Lil Vic to be happy at home.
Lil Vic is now home, and is still struggling to hold food or liquid in his tummy. He is also still very weak and tired. We hope that he is able to have some good days before he returns to his second round of chemo.
Lil Vic was very excited to come home today; unfortunately, that may not be possible. He has developed sores in his mouth; stopped eating as of yesterday; and his stomach is in a lot of pain from the Chemo. He will also undergo a Spinal Tap with Chemo later today. As we were all so happy to have him home for a week or two, this may not be possible. Doctors will not allow him to go home until he is feeling better.
Just finished day 2 of chemo. Lil Vic had some strong stuff! He was feeling nauseous, anxious and cold sweats but was able to get through it! That's our boy, a fighter! Day 3 tomorrow of chemo!
Last night was Lil Vic's first aggressive chemotherapy session. The doctors first chemo round was to attack the spine. Unfortunately, the scheduled 4 hour chemo session turned out to be 30 minutes at most. He suffered an allergic reaction and chemo was stopped. Doctors are now working on controlling the allergic reaction.
Cancer is a horrible disease with NO Boundaries... Lil' Vic is only 12 years old and has his WHOLE life ahead of him; sports to play, ride a skateboard, watch his favorite football team - Dallas Cowboys and all the other fun things boys his age like to do. He was recently diagnosed with a rare type B-cell Lymphoma which has now spread to his Lymph Nodes,kidneys and bone marrow, and he is now fighting for his life!
The doctors are doing what they can do and TOGETHER, we can help make some of his dreams come true, make his life a little more comfortable and enjoyable, as well as, ease the monetary burden on his family.