Naaman has relapsed…

There’s unfortunately no way to break the news gently: Naaman has had a CNS relapse and will be starting a new treatment.  His spinal fluid tests from Thursday came back showing leukemia cells in his spinal fluid, which has been clear for close to two years.  

What happens now?

Naaman went to clinic today for a bone marrow sample, which did not go well for respiratory issues. He went to the PICU to recharge, and was admitted to the oncology floor a few hours later. Fortunately, they got enough of a sample to check, and so far, the bone marrow seems to be okay. We are awaiting the rest of the results.

Once we have more information, we will share, and once we are not quite so exhausted, we will give more details about his new treatment plan.  But the important points are:

  • Naaman will be in the hospital for about a month.
  • He will need radiation this time.
  • The treament is some new, some old chemotherapies he has already had.
  • The treatment is more intense and condensed.
  • He will lose his hair. Again.

Please keep praying for Naaman in this new, unexpected turn in his treatment.

22 thoughts on “Naaman has relapsed…”

  1. Nate and I are praying for you all Neil. May the Lord comfort and heal Naaman in the Name of Jesus. Praying rest and peace over your family.

  2. Maggie & Wil Perez

    We are so sorry to hear this. Please know that we are praying for little Naaman and for your whole family. We are also activity other prayer groups that we are part of. Please do not lose faith and hope. Trust in the Lord and in His healing touch. We love you all!

  3. Uff I’m so sorry to hear this news. I’ll be wearing my penguin socks and sending lots of positive energy your way. <3

  4. I will definitely be praying for Naaman and his battle. Also praying for yoh and the rest of your family for strength, rest and endurance.

  5. Hey Naaman!

    We are sending good vibes and many prayers to you and your family. Get well little guy!

    Much love,
    David Artibani (preschool classmate) and family

  6. Dear Nicole. I am so sorry to hear that. Sweet Naaman shouldn’t have to go through so much so little. I know God will give Naaman Victory over this in his time. We will pray for your precious son and family ❤❤❤continually. Love you girl..

  7. Nathalie Villeneuve

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Please don’t hesitate to call me or text me if there’s anything we can do. I’m a few doors down and open to babysit if you need help. I pray all goes as well as expected fir this new treatment.
    Hugs and prayers,

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