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Posted 2016-09-17T02:07:15Z

September 16, 2016

The results from today's PET scan were a little disappointing, yet not unexpected.  While we had hoped for the last two cycles of chemo to have a more dramatic effect on the amount and activity of Shawn's lymphoma, the reality is that the chemo was only effective in controlling the cancer and keeping it at a manageable level until he can be placed in another clinical study. While some of the cancer cells seem to respond to chemo at the start of a cycle, there are deeper, more resistant cells that continue to be actively growing. The next clinical in which Shawn will participate involves targeting drugs that will hopefully be effective enough to reduce the activity and amount of the lymphoma and diminish it to the point where a stem cell transplant is possible.  So for now, we will look toward the next clinical in the hopes that after a couple of months transplant will be possible. 

Thank you all for continuing to follow our story, for the positive comments and thoughts, and most of all for your prayers and moral support on this journey.  Love and blessings to all of you tonight.

Love, Sarah 

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Comments (9)

  • JoAnn Smith
    JoAnn Smith

    I continue to pray for a cure for Shawn every night!! Good luck with the next trial!!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Rhonda Kline
    Rhonda Kline

    Stay strong and know we are praying. You have amazing kids and each other. As hard as it may be, trust in that love and the love God has for you all.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Angie Parsons
    Angie Parsons

    Our Thoughts and Love are always with you guys Chris and Angie Parsons

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Sylvia Wilson
    Sylvia Wilson

    Sarah, we will continue praying for more positive clinical trial results. It was wonderful seeing you and your children at the picnic on Sunday. May you feel God's presence and gain strength from it. Sylvia

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Chris Kline
    Chris Kline

    Sorry the results weren't better. We will continue to keep Shawn and the family in our prayers

    3 years ago · Reply
  • CC Walker
    CC Walker

    Know it's getting tuff, tuffer every day but hang in there. We Walker's have always been a fairly mean group. Love and prayers

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Shellee Wilson
    Shellee Wilson

    Sending love and continued prayers for all of you.

    3 years ago · Reply
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