Sunday, July 30, 2006

Anna Remains NED for 3 ½ years! [Post #38 4 AM]

Anna in her mom’s words:



Anna was 9 weeks old and had a cough. The doctor ordered an x-ray to be sure she didn't have pneumonia. Little did we know how much better pneumonia would've been. Three days later, we were in the PICU awaiting surgery. The doctors said it was Neuroblastoma, a disease we'd never heard of before. The tumor was growing out of her spine and pressing on her main bronchus, so it had to be removed right away. Being under one year old, Anna was one of the more fortunate in that her form of cancer was considered low-risk. Nearly all of the tumor was removed and her scans have been clear ever since. Though Anna has some challenges, she is doing well and has remained Cancer-free for 3 1/2 years. We are very lucky to have caught it so early. We send heartfelt thanks to all those that work so hard!

Sharon, Anna’s Mom

Nikki's Notes: Someone was definitely watching out for Anna. It was a miracle that she was diagnosed so early! She has been NED ever since! What an amazing gift to be given! Please use Anna as a source of inspiration! I know she's an inspiration to me!!!

6 Comments:

Anonymous Rachael said...

Wow, that is an amazing story. I cannnot imagine such a young infant getting diagnosed with NB. Thank God that it has had a good result so far!

7/30/2006 04:15:00 AM  
Blogger Katili said...

Oh wow. That's fantastic that she's doing well!

7/30/2006 04:29:00 AM  
Blogger Sharon, Anna's mom said...

Thank you so much Nikki, for your amazing support. I find it very inspirational that you do this for these children and words can't express how much this means.

Anna's mom

7/30/2006 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous viks said...

congrats on being NED for 3 and half years :)

7/30/2006 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger Faye said...

Go, Anna, Go!
Or, as Georgia would say:
Chaaaaarrrge!
Cheers,
Faye (mom to Georgia)

8/01/2006 02:18:00 PM  
Blogger beth said...

Congratulations on being NED. My daughter Megan has been NED with Neuroblastoma 1V for 2 1/2 years. She was diagnosed aged 6 months but has unfortunatley been left paraplegic, with a string of other problems.Love Beth
www.caringbridge.org/vt/megan

9/23/2006 10:16:00 AM  

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