Wednesday, June 13, 2012

It all started...

I am just starting this blog to help keep everyone updated about Cheyenne.
Cheyenne is our 2nd child, a couple days shy of her 4th birthday.  She has a unique personality that draws everyone in with her charming smile and her infectious laughter.
Around the middle of March, it was noticed that Cheyenne had a small lump on her right cheek bone just in front of her ear.  We took her to the Dr who put her on a course of antibiotics and suggested it could be an enlarged lymph gland.  After about 2 weeks, it kept growing so we were seen by a paediatrician who did x-ray, ultrasound and bloodwork.  He assured us her bloodwork looked great, but was puzzled so he referred us to McMaster.
Once at McMaster she has had numerous tests, seen oodles of doctors, and finally got a CT booked.  Two weeks later she had a biopsy.  After the biopsy we were told it was no longer what they had hoped to find.  They were sure that this was fast growing, irregular cell growth that she had.  1 week later and they confirmed that it was a malignant tumour.  
Yesterday she went and had her portacath put in.  This is a small port placed under the skin in her chest, that goes directly to her heart.  All her medications will be delivered through this port.  She also had a bone marrow biopsy done at the same time.  They are checking to see if she has cancer elsewhere in her body.  We are hoping to hear back today with an appointment in the next couple days to get her final diagnosis and treatment plan.
Thank you to all who have been praying and helping us as we start this journey.  This is Cheyenne's journey, but there are many who are taking this journey with us.  
There is power in prayer. 


  1. Thank you so much for starting this blog. We are praying.... I am thankful that we serve a God who knows your needs, is gracious, is kind, is merciful and is fully able to heal. We pray that you will all have peace, that God will bless the coming treatments, will ease your aching hearts and use all of these things to His glory.

    With so much love and many prayers,

  2. Dave & Sonya, you are in our thoughts and prayers always. Zephaniah3:17 says "The Lord your God is with you, he is might to save, he will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing". Take great comfort in knowing that he is in control over all things and loves your little girl.

  3. Dear Sonya, All our prayers are with you and for your sweet Cheyenne. Please know our hearts .... Love, Helen

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  5. Praying and thinking of you. "Their Redeemer is strong; the Lord of hosts is his name." Jer 50:34a Pleading that you would feel this truth.