Sunday, July 20, 2008

Thank Heaven for St. Jude

I know I don't express this much but I am grateful Kevin is on the SJMB03 protocol. It is this protocol which brought us to St. Jude. Detroit Children's Hospital offered us a double randomized radiation protocol which included 12-18 months on chemo. It is the radiation part that is key (of course coupled with chemo) to kicking this cancer and the lower dosage from what I understand is causing a higher rate of recurrance and even death than what the SJMB03 is seeing. I find it a hard pill to swallow, being grateful for just an increase chance of Kevin surviving this. I am reminded with each child's death that I hear of not to take this for granted. I know there is no promise that this will work for Kevin, hopefully God will shine His grace on Kevin and give us a miracle, letting Kevin be one of the 85% who get cancer free, hopefully cancer free for the rest of his life.

You can read more about Kevin's Dr. and the protocol he is on by click here.


1 comment:

Kathy said...

We too are grateful for Dr. Gajjar and for St. Jude.

We'll pray for Kevin to be feeling better soon. First day of chemo is the worst.