I noticed on Sunday that my friends Erin and Kelly were posting a lot of pictures of their youngest son, eight-year-old Sawyer, on Facebook. They weren't wishing him a Happy Birthday. They weren't congratulating him for another school award that they usually celebrate. It was just a bunch of gorgeous pictures of Sawyer.
Something felt weird. That feeling in my gut started and wouldn't stop. I didn't like it at all. I reached out to Erin. I asked her if everything was OK? She replied with a message no one ever wants to receive. On Sunday April 26th, Sawyer was diagnosed with an intussusception caused by a "mass" on his intestine. Later it was determined that the mass was cancerous and that there were several other nodules in his abdomen. The next day Sawyer spent 6 hours in surgery where they removed as much of the mass as possible, cut out a section of his intestine, created a stoma, drilled into his hips to check his bone marrow, and added a chemo port to his chest.
Since then, Sawyer is healing from surgery gearing up for an epic battle. Even though plans for chemo have been laid, they are still waiting for confirmation of the biopsy. The Oncology team believe all signs point to at least stage 3 Burkitt's Lymphoma. Once Sawyer's in remission he can have another surgery to reattach his intestine to his colon.
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Please pray that Sawyer is completely healed as quickly as his gorgeous body can allow. Thank you.