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.