Taylor: Adopted Cancer Warrior!
One of our super hero sons, Taylor, has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. He is the bravest boy we know. He is currently hospitalized and receiving a mix of intensive inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy. We are grateful that he is under the care of one of the top Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists in the nation.
We have no doubt that he will beat this. He is a tough boy, but as sweet and genuine as only a child can be. He is in good spirits and loves all the well wishes he has received. He hates the pokes and pricks, but loves the popsicles and pudding. He enjoys watching SpongeBob, Wipeout & The Cosby Show. He is currently homeschooled to limit his exposure to germs.
Our friends and family have shown us so much support. We have set up this page to allow all of those who wish to help us during this journey. Every dollar, prayer, well wish, and good thought has not and will not go unnoticed. Every donation is appreciated, no matter how big or small. All donations go to helping offset all related costs of Taylor's care.
We love and appreciate all of you. If you have watched our journey, you know there is a greater good at work in this family. This situation will not stop us. It will make us more determined and solidified to continue the work we have started in our children.
We thank you and Taylor thanks you for your time and generosity. Please feel free to contact us at anytime. Follow us on twitter at @Team_Hammond and on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/LordPleaseHealTaylor for our latest updates.
It's a little late to be posting, but we couldn't let the day end without sharing our wonderful news. We found out this evening that Taylor's MRD test results came back from last Thursday's Bone Marrow biopsy. Taylor has no evidence of leukemia! What a miracle! All of our prayers have left the physicians astonished...like 'check the test 3 times' astonished! ✔✔✔ The Graft versus Host disease (GVHD) -- that's been affecting his skin, appetite, and bowels -- has been killing his terminal cancer cells. He's in the hospital now, as the GVHD that has been going crazy, now has to be controlled or it can become deadly. Conversely, the cancer cells can come back at any time, if the GVHD is not allowed a little freedom. It's a fine line we're walking, but it was effectively the only curative option we had left. The best part is that we haven't been hospitalized for the last few weeks, medically inducing GVHD or entering into some Phase 1 clinical trial. Instead, we've been enjoying God's glorious creation & soaking up the healing properties of the Hawaii water and sun. We've been spending quality time together as a family while praying for a miracle. Taylor's story is not in its final chapter. Please continue to pray for us as we start the next chapter and continue to walk with our hands in the Lord's hand. We love you and we thank God for you all!
He's doubled over in pain, praying for himself, as a battle is fought inside his body. He is officially suffering from Graft vs Host Disease and has a horrible rash all over his body. This is what the doctors are hoping will cure the cancer, but if left unchecked, can be deadly. He is in a lot of pain and hasn't eaten in a few days. He was given fluids and pain meds at the clinic today and will return for another bone marrow biopsy in the morning. Please keep praying for him and his fighting spirit. We know the Lord has a Christmas miracle with his name on it.
We will have a medical update for him on Monday after we get his latest test results. Please keep praying for us and a miracle for him. We know God is able.