Max was suddenly diagnosed with Leukemia on December 21, 2015.
What was supposed to be a fun winter with a trip to Sea World turned into a 2 week stay at the hospital to get Max back on his feet and feeling better. We came home on January 1st and adjusted to our new way of life at home with his brother jacob and family.
Max was first diagnosed with Standard Acute B-ALL Lymphoblastic Leukemia and started treatment. As of January 27th – his diagnosis changed from ‘Standard’ to ‘Very High Risk’ due to tiny molecular levels of leukemia remaining in his marrow after induction treatment so a much more aggressive treatment plan was started. The time frame for treatment is still the same – a very long 3 1/2 years.
Max is 1 1/2 years into treatment, in remission and doing awesome like the tough dude he is. He is now in the Maintenance phase which consists of monthly clinic visits for treatment, monthly steroid pulses along with weekly and nightly oral chemo drugs.
Max is the bravest, strongest, toughest little dude out there. He has a super silly, crazy personality and an infectious giggle that puts a smile on everyone’s face. Besides this Max is a true sweetheart and awesome hugger!
We all have a new hero and his name is Max the Brave!!!
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