Health update RE: Jacob-

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.  The opening post has more detailed information from our initial meeting with our care-team at Maine Childrens Cancer Center.

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4 Responses to Health update RE: Jacob-

  1. Hermionejh September 25, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Hey Jenny,
    I hadn’t been following your blog consistently, and everything that’s been going on with Jacob has been so devastating. I’m keeping you in my heart and prayers and wishing you all the mama-warrior strength you need! I’ll follow the caringbridge page that you set up. Jerri

  2. Erin October 17, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    I just got to your blog through some other allergy mom blogs. I clicked on this link and see that you’ve just been blindsided with this terrible cancer news with your son. My prayers are with Jacob, you and your family. May Jacob be treated by the best doctors and overcome this terrible disease.

    • Multiplefoodallergyhelp~Jenny October 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

      I thank you most sincerely. It has been quite a year with his many health issues~ I don’t think I have posted on this yet as I am still somewhat coming to terms with it myself, however we also found out he has Eosinophilic Esophagitis as well! We will take all the prayers we can! I am very happy with our care team and doctors we have been involved with; everyone has been great! Thank you! ~Jenny

  3. Multiplefoodallergyhelp~Jenny October 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    Just a further update for all, Jacob had a GI scope done at the same time as his Chemotherapy Medi-port was put in. It has revealed that in addition to everything else, Jacob also has Eosinophilic Esophagitis, which helps somewhat explain the excessive food allergens we contend with. I will definitely be adding posts about that and how we are testing/treating/ and living with this new condition; however for the immediate future I am focusing on the cancer, and chemo, and what needs to be done. Thank you all for your prayers, and support! Jenny

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