Landon

Our son Landon was diagnosed with stage 4, high risk, neuroblastoma cancer, on April 4, 2012. He was just 4 years old. Landon has 2 older sisters, Jocelyn (14) & Sheridan (11).

HERE WAS LANDON’S TIMELINE FOR 2012:

  • April 4, 2012 went to Mercy Hospital’s ER (Des Moines) with severe tummy pain.
  • April 4-12, 2012 underwent extensive testing and was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma cancer (with cancer being in the abdomen as a tumor, in the bone marrow and on the bones) at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.
  • April 12-25, 2012 transferred to Blank Children’s Hospital (Des Moines) and completed 5 days of chemotherapy (Cycle 1).
  • May 4-8, 2012 Landon completed Cycle 2 of chemotherapy at Blank Children’s Hospital as an out-patient.
  • May 21-22, 2012 stem cell harvesting at the U of I hospital. (29 million stem cells collected in 4 hours).
  • May 25-31, 2012 Landon completed Cycle 3 of chemotherapy and numerous tests at Blank.
  • June 16-19, 2012 Landon completed Cycle 4 of chemotherapy at Blank.
  • June 27&28, 2012 “Pray for Landon” cancer bracelets were sold at Bondurant’s Summerfest.
  • July 6-10, 2012 Landon completed Cycle 5 of chemotherapy at Blank.
  • July 19, 2012 Landon underwent a 5 hour surgery to remove the tumor in his abdomen at Blank. Released 4 days later!
  • July 27-30, 2012 Landon completed Cycle 6 of chemotherapy at Blank.
  • August 5-8, 2012 Landon hospitalized at Blank for sickness.
  • August 28, 2012 prayer meeting at Grace Church for Landon.
  • August 30, 2012 underwent a 2nd abdominal surgery (4 hours) at the U of I hospital to remove the tumor. Released 6 days later!
  • September 24-October 19, 2012 stem cell transplant at the U of I hospitals. Released 17 days post-transplant! (26 days total in the hospital!)
  • October 28, 2012 huge benefit at Bondurant Federated Church for Landon put on by the Bondurant Fundraising Friends with the help of the Bondurant Lion’s Club.
  • November 12-December 11, 2012 underwent 20 radiation treatments at the John Stoddard Cancer Center in Des Moines.

LANDON’S TIMELINE FOR 2013:

  • January 7-11, 2013 Completed cycle 1 of antibody therapy (CH14.18) in the PICU at Blank Children’s Hospital (Des Moines).
  • January 28-February 1, 2013 and February 4-8, 2013 completed cycle 2 of antibody therapy (IL-2/CH14.18) in PICU at Blank.
  • FEBRUARY 15, 2013 LANDON’S 5TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!
  • March 4-8, 2013 completed cycle 3 of antibody therapy.
  • March 25-29, 2013 and April 1-5, 2013 completed cycle 4 of antibody therapy.
  • April 29-May 3, 2013 completed cycle 5 of antibody therapy.

Landon has been blessed by GOD throughout this whole journey. He has had no complications and everything has been very manageable! He has literally “breezed” through everything! We praise GOD for HIS protection over our son, Landon! (Phil. 4:6&7)