I want you all to forgive me if I am not as involved with this or the website in the next few months- my youngest son was just diagnosed on Wednesday 9/7/11 with bilateral Kidney tumors- cancer- so I am putting on my shit-kickers, rolling up my sleeves, and gearing up to go to war!
As many of you know we have been juggling doctors, health concerns and appts for some time now; and we thought we were nearing the end of the cycle- it has been just over a year since Jacob had his first surgery and on 9/12 is the anniversary of when he was admitted to MMC in acute renal failure. Well, in a follow up ultrasound recently done of Jacobs kidneys- there was something-wrong. An MRI confirmed that Jacob has cancer – a tumor in each kidney. Because both kidneys are involved it is considered stage V~[even if each individual kidney tumor is only stage 1- ].
I have created a page on Caring Bridge that I will post updates etc and you can follow our journey there. It will be easier than trying to phone or email everyone when things get rougher. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobsprague The opening post has more detailed information from our initial meeting with our care-team at Maine Childrens Cancer Center.