| Hello!! I wanted to make Jordan a web site to let people know how he is doing and let others know his story. Everything happened on July 8th, 2002. We took Jordan to the doctor to find out why he was always getting headaches. Dr. Heib did a (CAT) and found a tumor and fluid around the brain. He came back and told me that he was sending Jordan by ambulance to Sioux Valley hospital in Sioux Falls. They did surgery and removed the fluid and some of the tumor. They were unable to reach the other tumors that he has. A few weeks later they did another MRI and found that the tumors that were left had cancer cells in them. (Teratoma a germ cell cancer)
We met with Dr. Linda Stout and she talked to us about what kinds of treatments would be best for Jordan. He will be receiving Chemotherapy & Radiation .
He also receives the G-csf shot here at home for 7-14 days after each chemo.
On Dec.2-7th will be Jordans last day of Chemo Treatment. He had a MRI on Nov. 11th and it showed that the turmors have not grown but have not gotten any smaller. We have had another MRI on Dec.23rd. and it showed that one of the tumors has grown a small amount.
Radiation has started and we are in our 4th week. He has 6 weeks of treatments, Mon-Fri. We plan on being done on Feb. 24th. We stay in Sioux Falls at the Ronald McDonald house durning the week. We will update you again when he has his next MRI. Jordan leaves for his Make-A Wish trip March 14th.