Saturday, July 29, 2006



Hello, Sarah again ^-^

Post #25 9:30 PM

Codey St John is a Warrior!

Codey St John is a 6 year old from Bellaire Ohio. Recently, on March 6th, 2006, he was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma. On May 31st, Codey received the news that he had a remarkable impression from his latest bone marrow biopsy. The marrow on his left side is Clean ~ no cancer cells! The marrow on his right side which had 60 % cancer cells is now down to 10%! So, on June 28th, Codey had surgery to remove his remaining tumors. 97% of the tumors were removed. Codey’s surgeon said that once he got inside, it was like he had a bunch of little ones. It almost looked like a bunch of grapes instead of one huge mass. The tumors came out to be about a size of a grapefruit when put together. The surgeon said it was a difficult surgery, because it wrapped around his Vena Cava and Aorta but he felt confident that chemo would clean up the other 3 %! Now, Codey is recovering from surgery and finishing up his chemo. He’s needed quite a few transfusions and had had problems eating. Please keep him in your prayers right now as he works further into his recovery!

Nikki’s Notes: Codey is a very popular guy! He has 2 websites which can be found here: www.caringbridge.org/ and www.codeystjohn.com

Sarah's Notes: The Vena Cava and Aorta are the two main vessels that protrude from the heart. Codey is such a brave kid! Please keep him and all the other children along with their families in your prayers =)

His journal can be found here, for those who want to follow on his journey

3 Comments:

Anonymous Amy said...

Codey is a remarkable kid!! He is truly my hero, watching him deal with this disease amazes me, he is so stong, he leaves tomorrow for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY in hopes of cleaning up the rest of his marrow. Thanks for allowing Codey to be part of this Blogathon.
God Bless,
Codey's mommy
Amy

7/29/2006 09:47:00 PM  
Blogger nikki the red said...

he's a totally cutie amy! thank you for allowing me to feature him!! good luck tomorrow!

7/29/2006 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Nikki, HE is a trooper, he is so excited to go to the Big Apple,I just hope this will be the trick to get him to NED. You are Super!!

7/29/2006 09:55:00 PM  

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