In December, a tumor was discovered on my grandbaby Braxxton. The tumor is in his jaw (it has actually replaced his jaw bone) and the Hospital for Sick Children in Ottawa did a biopsy.
Braxxton was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), which is a rare form of cancer, similar to Leukemia. He will require chemo, surgery and other treatments.
My daughter lives in North Bay and all treatment must be done in Ottawa due to the type of cancer and his age (he's 2). The intention is to attempt chemo first to shrink the tumor with the eventual hope that it can be removed. His jaw will also have to be replaced and my daughter has been informed that he may never speak again.
We are still waiting to hear of the severity of his cancer (we don't know if it is just in the one area or if it is in other areas of his body as well)
My family is heart broken and my daughter and son-in-law are a mess. I've created this gofundme to assist with transportation to and from Ottawa, accommodations, food, medications and child care for my other grandson while she needs to be away from home.
Braxxton has an appointment with the Oncologist on January 8th in Ottawa and an appointment with an Oral Surgeon on January 13th. They are doing one more "dye" test on Braxxton's biopsy to determine if its BRAF positive/ low or high. If it is low, we are in a good spot for treatment - if it is high, treatment will be extensive.
I will keep everyone updated on his progress as we continue this difficult journey.
Update: I have been asked to increase the fund amount for Braxxton - we know that he will be spending Jan 8 to Jan 13 in Ottawa and there is a beautiful soul in North Bay who is going to get Braxxton's story on the radio. She has indicated that a $5000 goal will not be enough for the amount of time that Braxxton will spend in treatment.