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I too just read your post. It sounds like you've had a pretty rough trot. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and may Lucas continue to find strength to fight his battle. :glare: Best of luck from my family and I.

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Thanks for the update Shawna- I was actually thinking about you the other day and wondering how you were, (hope that doesnt sound strange!!)

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Update time again. We are feeling so blessed. Lucas had another MRI last week and it shows no signs of disease. He started Cycle 7 of chemo yesterday and we are home already. He copes so well with his chemo treatments. Only 2 more cycles to go after this one. We are so thankful for the prayers from everyone and praise God that he remains cancer free. It is hard to believe that it was almost a year ago that the nasty tumour was growing in him. I remember him having headaches at March Break Camp and its March Break this week. Thinking back to the early days after diagnosis I can't believe how far we have come. And Lucas remains my hero. He's so brave, so resilient, and so loving. According to the Head of Oncology he is the model chemo patient. Sometimes, I think when will the "bomb" drop with everything going so well, but then I try to think that Lucas' positive story will be an inspiration to another new family who have a child with cancer.

 

Check out my little warrior man....

 

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Glad to hear your good news Shawna, I hope things will continue going well, best of luck to you & Lucas.

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What great news Shawna and the video of Lucas is adorable.I can see the life shining in his eyes!Thank you for updating and hope that the good news continues through this year.Lucas is my hero too!!!!! What a special little boy you have!

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OH OH that is AWESOME....CLAPS!!! Way to go Lucas and you too mom you are one strong lady!

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I have just read this entire thread!! i am lost for words - i cant even begin to imagine what you have all been though :mellow:

 

"Lucas had another MRI last week and it shows no signs of disease"

 

What AWESOME news!!! Lucas is such a fighter!!!!

Congratulations!!! :(

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That is fantastic news. I'm new to the forum and saw this post. Wow what a trooper. So glad to hear about the latest MRI scan. I can only imagine how happy that must make you feel. Take care and thanks for the updates.

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Oh, that video is just fantastic!. Lucas is such a stong boy. You must be so proud of him. He is so strong and brave, as are you and your family. Congrats on the news... it's brilliant! I have been praying for Lucas and your family, and I'll continue to do so. xxx GO LUCAS... keep kicking Cancer's Butt!

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that is so Awsome!!!! thanks for updating us on Lucas :P:D

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{{BIG HUGS}} Shawna to both you and Lucas and also to your family.. I have kept you all in my thoughts and prayers, I'm so happy to hear things are looking so positive..

That video was truly something special.. to hear the excitement in his voice and to see that beautiful sparkle in his eyes that has never left.. You must be just so proud of him and I'm sure you know that we all are :rolleyes:

Keep Safe

 

Una

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Shawna,

 

What a GREAT video. It put the bigest smile on my face. He is so bright eyed in that video and you could feel the emotion and strength of purpose in him. As we have all pretty much said in the past, you must be SO proud of such an amazing kid. I am very sure that he will be, now and for a long time, very much an inspiration to kids and their parents who are facing a similar 'nightmare' in their lives.

 

You ROCK, Lucas. I hope the many prayers for you, from all over the world, continue to help you as you "kick cancer's butt!!!"

 

*love and hugz* to you, Shawna and your entire family.

 

 

Feathers.

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I can't believe that it is May already. Lucas just finished his 8th of 9 cycles of chemo. He's doing great. We are so thankful. He will start his final cycle in June.

 

It was over a year ago that the "nightmare" began. We've come a long way in a year. Lucas has taught us so much. We've been immersed in a world no parent ever wants to be immersed in but we have learned to cope. We have met so many people that have enriched our lives. But we've experienced pain too as we've had to say goodbye to some very special little children.

 

We don't know what the future holds for Lucas because curing the cancer can have side effects - especially when the cancer is in the brain -but believe that he will tackle whatever obstacles he is faced with and continue to show the world what an amazing little boy he is. Thanks again everyone for the prayers.

 

Lucas and I still miss the budgies but we see them when we can. My sister has most of them now and one of my babies from last year and two beautiful little dilute babies.

 

IMG_4046.jpg Almost always smiling.

IMG_0165.jpg Getting his port accessed for chemo.

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thanks for the update, Lucas is a really brave boy.

you, Lucas and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

((((((((Hugs))))))))))

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What a strong brave boy Lucas is!

Thank you for updating us on his progress.

((((((((Hugs))))))))) for you all

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I'm glad to see things are still going well for you & they will continue & all will be well with Lucas...regards Norm.

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glad to hear things are going very well for Lucas, he is such a handsome young man, thank you for the update.

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Sending the biggest hugs for all of you. You have gone through so much. :angel1:

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Thanks for the update Shawna.I love the first photo of Lucas,he has the most amazing eyes that look straight through into my heart and soul.

I have been so self absorbed the last couple of days and feeling sorry for myself.Lucas always puts things back into perspective for me,he is such an inspiration to me and my family.Hope all keeps going well and sending positive thoughts your way!

Thanks Shawna

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You are always in my thoughts! xoxo Lucas is such a brave, stong and beatiful boy. You must be so proud of him and what he has gone through. You too must take credit for the strenght, courage and love you have given him during this time. Bless you all and biggest hugs from me and my family ;)

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Update time again.... Lucas has finished his treatments. He had his final dose of chemo on June 11. Right now his counts are down and he is losing his hair again, but otherwise things are good. He is in great spirits and we are all praying that every last cancer cell is dead. He is looking forward to a fun summer. He will have an MRI in July and then again every three months for at least a year. Then the frequency of MRIs will lesson and eventually I think it will be once a year. He will probably have his g-tube and port-a-cath for awhile as it can take up to a year to recover from the treatments.

 

Thank you everyone for your best wishes and prayers over the last 15 months. If you can spare an extra prayer or positive thought for us I would ask that you pray that Lucas remain cancer free. He is only seven years old and has been through so much. I ask this selfishly because he is my only child, but also because I want for him to be healthy and happy so he can be a "normal" kid.

 

I hope you are all well and enjoying your feathered friends.

 

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(((Biggest hugs)))

I am so pleased he is doing okay - what a tough time for you all.

and i will send lots of positive thoughts to Lucas and your family.

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sending my prayers and thoughts to you and your whole family. Lucas is a real brave boy.

(((((((((Hugs)))))))))

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Tears well up as I read your update and request and that is not selfish on your part to ask for prayers....you have them here.

You, Lucas, your family are so amazing, thank you for always thinking about BBC and updating us. He is a handsome boy and I love his picture.

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