Give Lucas Strength!

Our son, Lucas, went from headaches to a MedullaBlastoma in a matter of 2 days. Our world has been turned upside down. In a matter of two weeks he's had 3 surgeries so far. The first to place an EVD (temporary shunt) as the headaches were caused by pressure building up in his brain due to the tumor blocking the path to drain his cerebral spinal fluid. The second was the craniotomy to remove the tumor as much as they could. This tumor turned out to be malignant. The third was to place a permanent shunt as his body would not drain the CSF on it's own after the tumor blockage. So now, were waiting to have an MRI, lumbar puncture and mediport placement. Should be this week. This will let us know if this cancer has spread to other parts of his body as this is frequent with this diagnosis.



Obviously i have few words on our feelings. This has been horrifying for both our families.



He was always a healthy kid. He'd actually only been on antibiotics once in his life due to pneumonia. So to get this diagnosis has been mystifying to say the least.
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