Last year, the day after Thanksgiving, Maddie told us that she had a bruise on her left leg. By Sunday she could barely walk. Monday morning we brought her to the doctor who performed an x-ray and later that day an MRI. The MRI showed that Maddie had either cancer or an infection in her fibula. Of course we were praying for an infection. That Friday, a biopsy was performed and confirmed that Maddie had Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. On December 13, just two weeks after her leg began hurting, she had her port, BMA and first chemo. As you can imagine, our world was turned upside down. On April 1 of this year, Maddie had her tumor removed and most of her fibula. We thank God everyday for the results. The tumor was 100% dead with no cancer in the margins. During this same surgery she had a lung biopsy of an existing nodule and the results we re a lymph node with no cancer. We are winding down our treatment protocol and have only about 2 more months of chemo.
There are no words to express the feeling of being told that your child has cancer. There are also no words to tell you how hard it is to tell your child they have cancer. We are incredibly thankful that we were able to catch Maddie’s cancer when we did and that her tumor was hitting her sciatic nerve and causing the pain. As we finish up our chemo protocol, we are thankful for every clear scan and for all the friends we have met along the way. We will continue to pray for being cancer free forever.