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.
Taylor had a long infusion of ivig to boost his immune system yesterday. His counts dropped a little from 2 weeks ago. We will continue to monitor his progress and pray for better results next time. Please continue to pray for him, as he is still in the battle for his very life. Also keep TeamMichaelBear in your thoughts, another local Las Vegas family who had to travel to CHLA for a bone marrow transplant. He fights for life tonight. We know the Lord is with us all.
We are still in a sort of limbo with his care. Some of his counts are better, while others have dropped. We are taking a break from the clinic this week to even out his meds schedule and to keep his exposure down. He is still on anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-rejection meds, multiple times a day. He also has a host of other supplements and dietary restrictions to keep him safe. It can be hard on him, at times, to miss out on activities, but he tries to make every situation as fun as he is. Thank you for checking in on us. Please continue to pray for him and the rest of Team Hammond. We love you all.
The past few weeks, Taylor's counts are not looking great. He feels ok, eating good, has a lot of energy, etc. However, current trends may be evidence of another relapse. Please continue to lift him up in prayer. We know God is able and will have His way.