Luke's scans went very smoothly, and the report was extremely positive. His Doctor's were pleased and encouraged. There has been a walnut sized tumor that has persisted in Luke's sacrum bone since he was diagnosed, which they have treated both with chemo and with 28 days of focused radiation. That tumor is gone. It was not visible on yesterday's scans. The other tumor on his back, which had been big enough to biopsy 6 weeks ago, is also gone. There is no new evidence of cancer growth anywhere in Luke's body. So...that's an amazing result. There is still concern. One tumor remains that shows up on the scans. It's on Luke's right lung, and it's about the size of a ping pong ball. It's about the same size and brightness that it was 6 weeks ago. Luke's Doctors want him to continue with his current regimen for two more cycles (42 days), and then see how the lung has responded.
Thank you so much for praying. We have honestly been overwhelmed (in a good way!) by the way you all have reached out with prayers and encouragement. We are grateful that Luke's condition is stable, and fervently praying that there would be zero cancer in Luke's body at the end of this treatment cycle. That's the goal...zero cancer. Luke has loved it when friends have come to hang out...please feel free to contact me if you'd like to come visit Luke!
Our prayer remains the same. We can't stop, WON'T stop praying for God to heal our boy. (James 5:14-16)
James & Lu
(for Sam, Jay, & Luke)