Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Friends & Family,

Our little Travyn, about 3 days ago began to acquire a couple things that made him uncomfortable. Whitney called Trays Primary Oncologist and had an MRI scheduled for today the 28th. Results showed that Travyn has accumulated an undetermind growth around the brain stem area. Biopsy is not an option. First and best diagnosis would be an Infection that we could treat with an Antibiotic. However, the Doctors feel like this is not the problem. Second Diagnosis could be a dead cell build up called "Nucroatias". Radiation Treatments can cause this and can be treated with a very strong Steroid called "Dexamethasone" to reduce the growth and relieve the pressure that is on Tarvyn's Brain Stem, which is causing exchruseating pain. The Doctors are going ahead with the steroid and have admitted Tray for the next few days to get Travyn's pain undercontrol and to get this process started. Then Mom and Son will go home and keep the meds going til the next MRI in 3 weeks. We feel in our hearts this growth will be gone or at least in control. The last and possible diagnosis would be that the Tumor has started to grow back. God forbid this!!! But if so, Travyn with his family by his side will be in for the toughest battle we've encountered yet.


THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!!! Whitney and Travyn could not have done this without you!!!

Much Love,
The Sinclair Family

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What a GREAT year but ROUGH!!!!
Posted 2 days ago
Hey everyone, I have some good news......WE ARE HOME!!! and Travyn is doing great!!! He is a different little boy since we have been home from the hospital. Seriously, I believe he knows that he is home and thats why he is doing so well. Thanks to all the prayers!!!
Travyn's 1st birthday was yesterday and what a great Birthday it was! We were sent home from the hospital by noon so we had the whole day to celebrate. We just had a little family Birthday party because Tray cant be around big crowds and such for 3 months. (Doctors orders) It was alot of fun, and Tray just loved to rip the wrapping paper. I think he just loved the sound of the paper ripping. Anyway, Can I just say, WOW! what a rollar coaster of a year this has been!!!!! It has been the BEST and WORST year at the same time.BEST- Because my beautiful baby boy was born and he changed my life forever. Travyn has completley made me a better person and he has helped me get to know myself better. He has helped me realize that its not just about me and that I live for someone else now. I absoulutley LOVE being a Mom and I wouldnt trade it for the world. WORST- Because when Travyn was only 4 months old, he was diagnosed with a life threating disease. My world came crashing down into a million little pieces and my heart was broken. I thought I was never going to make through to the next day. It was bad!!! I honestly dont like to say WORST because this trial has taught me so much and I wouldnt be who I am today if it wasnt for this hardship. I love who I am today and what we have been through has made ME so strong. My son and I are so close and our bond is unbreakable. Travyn is my best friend and I love him with all my heart.
But, as for now Travyn is progressing and healing very well from his 5 cycles of intense Chemotherapy, 28 sessions of radiation and his 3 stem-cell replacments. He is a FIGHTER and MY HERO!!!! We love Travyn and we couldnt be more proud of him........HE DID IT!!!! WE ARE DONE!!!now, we just need to pray pray pray that his MRI scan that they will be doing in 100 days will look fantastic and be clean and clear. I know that 100 days to wait until we see that my son is CANCER FREE seems like forever. but it will fly by.....the chemo is still doing its job and will until we do the MRI. :)
I just want to thank all of you for the prayers that have been offered in our behalf. I know I've said it so many times but THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT AND YOUR NEEDED PRAYERS!!!!
love you all,Whitney

Monday, August 24, 2009

Last and Final cycles
Posted 16 hours ago
Well it's Sunday afternoon and we've been back at the hospital since Friday for our last and final chemo cycle and last and final stem cell replacement. Can you hardly believe it? I can't! We are nearing the finish line for good. I'm sorry i haven't written before now but I haven't had a spare moment. My little bugger is taking a napper so I thought I would try to hurry and fit one in. So this is where we are at. He began chemo on Friday shortly after we got admitted. It is the exact same chemo as the last two cycles.He had another dose on Saturday and today is his rest day. You would never know today is suppose to be his rest day. He has not stopped going.All he wants to do is play play and more play. Oh, and dance for ahma. It is so funny! As soon as music comes on they immediatley look at each other and they both start dancing. I love to see my little boy so happy but I do know the effects of chemo are soon to come. I don't even want to say that but i know it's reality.I know if I just stay positive and turn everything over to God he will take care of us.Well my litle buggers just woke up and needs a bath!
Please keep my precious little boy in your thoughts and prayers that theday will come that they will announce "YOUR LITTLE BOY IS CANCER FREE!"We love you all so much!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Home Sweet Home!!!
Posted Aug 15, 2009 11:13pm
We made it home everybody and boy does it feel good!!!!!!!!!! The Bone Marrow Doctors were so impressed with how fast Travyn was in and then out of the hospital. Travyn pulled through this cycle with flying colors. No infections, No complications, just the expected nausea and vomiting that comes with the territory of Chemotherapy. Just liked we prayed for. We are so proud of our little bugger and I wish he could see how everyone including the Doctors and Nurses are so proud too. He just looks at me like "Mom, whats all the big fuss about??" But dont get me wrong, Travyn has his good days and his BAD days, and for me it is a rollar coaster ride I have never been on. But, it's almost over and I am ready to get off the ride...... I believe there is nothing harder then to watch your sweet baby battle such a horrible disease and I use to ask "Why me??" but all that would do is take me down into deeper despair. But, when I stopped asking "Why me?" and asking myself "What am I suppose to learn from this?" now im starting to somewhat understand why God has dealt me this hand. I know that might sound weird but what I have learned form this and the blessing that I have received are beyond belief. I once heard a saying that "BEAUTIFUL GIFTS COME IN UGLY PACKAGES" I wouldnt wish this trial on any Mother but there has been so much good come out of this and I have grown so much!!!! We all think to ourselves "Oh, that would never happen to me" or "My kid would never ________" and to be honest thats what I thought. But the rug was pulled right from underneath me and I woke up. Just when you think things couldnt be better, you hear the most devastating news of your life. It either makes you or breaks you!!!!! But with the power of our Heavenly Father for he will not give you too much that you cant handle. And as for Travyn, I believe God doesnt let these precious little babies suffer too much...Our almighty God is on our side and I know that my family is closer to him then we ever have been, and our familes bond is stronger then it ever has been. Its unbreakable!!!!!!! Words cant express how much I love my family and I would do ANYTHING for them because they have done everything for me and they continue to fight this battle right along with us. My family ROCKS!!!!
More about Travyn, we are home for 1 week and then on Friday we go back in for his LAST AND FINAL CYCLE OF CHEMOTHERPAY AND 3RD STEM-CELL REPLACMENT!!! as I am writing this the tears are starting to fall fast because I cant believe we are near the end and my sweet strong baby boy has made it ALMOST to the finish line.....I am so proud of him!!!! Travyn you are a stud and what a little fighter you are!!!!You never know, He might just be completed with treatment before his FIRST BIRTHDAY which is sept, 6thWhat a celebration we will have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Travyn's Blood Counts Hit ZERO Today!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 2 hours ago
Hey Friends and Family, I just wanted to write a quick update to let you all know how our Little Fighter is doing and where he is at with his Blood Counts. Well, they have hit ZERO today and now its time for "Travyn's Rules" lol....I have asked all the nurses to put on Gloves and Masks before coming in Tray's room. I put up a sign that says "No Vistiors" I kinda feel bad about putting that sign up because Travyn loves to have visitors and I have some great friends that come and visit us on a regular basis. But I have to do WHATEVER it takes to protect my baby boy. His life is in MY hands and I will protect him til the end. His Blood Counts should be up in no time at all (about a week) and we would love to have you come visit then.
Travyn is doing so good. He is such a smerty pants. I taught him how to wave so thats his new thing for the week. lol. He is so much fun to be with and all the nurses just adore Travyn. He is a little flirt!!! I dont know where he gets it but all I know is Im going to be in big trouble when he gets older. He is going to be a Lady's Man!!!!!!!!!!!! Travyn is my bestfriend, My hero, My little fighter, my stud muffin, My Prince, My Soldier, I could go on and on...............TRAVYN IS MY BRAVE BABY BOY!!!He is doing such a great job at fighting this awful beast and I am so proud of this little bugger!!! Travyn, Mommy loves you and CONTINUES to be right here by your side. Dont you worry little guy, everything is going to be OK........:)Travyn turned 11 months old yesterday. Can you believe he is going to be a year old in a month????? WOW, where did time go???? Travyn has been battling this beast for longer then he has been on this Earth....WOOOOW!!!
We are still focusing on the prize and the prize is My Sweet little Boy being CANCER FREE!!!!!!!!!!Thank you all for your love and support....We love you all so much and cant thank you enough for everything.And For those of you that go to the Temple or participate in Prayer Circles, I would very much appreciate if you would put Travyn Shae Sinclair's name on the Prayer Roll/List.
Thank you,Whitney

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back at Primary Childrens for cycle #4 and Stem-Cell Replacment #2.
Posted 3 hours ago
Hey everyone, Sorry I haven't written sooner but I have been a little under the weather. I will explain that later in my update. So we did get to go home on Jul, 20 and we had a week and a half of pure bliss at home!!! Travyn was such joy to be around. Always so happy and loved every minute of being out of the hospital. The only time Tray really got sick and threw up was when he was moved around alot or if Daddy played to hard with him. :) But our stay at home was short lived and we were admitted back to Primary's on Friday Jul, 31 at 9:00 a.m.The 3 week break we were told we were getting turned out to be cut in half. lol we kinda knew this was gonna happen. Its Hospitals for ya!!!!!! But thats OK cause the sooner we Start the SOONER WE FINISH TREATMENT, AND THE SOONER MY LITTLE TRAY MAN WILL BE CANCER FREE!!!!! Our eyes are on the prize and the prize is Cancer Free!!!!!They didnt waste anytime getting started once we got admitted, and by 7:00 last night Travyn was all done and ready for his first bath. Baby Tray is getting the exact same 2 chemos as cycle #3. The "Carboplatin" and "Theiotepa" The Theiotepa is the scary one!!! It secretes through his skin and like I mentioned in my last updates he will need to be bathed 3 times a day to wash the chemo that has secreted through his skin off and will need oral care done 4 times a day to prevent mouth sores. Ahma (My Mom) went and bought Baby Tray a little Ducky Bath Tub. It is the CUTEST thing ever and Tarvyn just LOVES it!!!! You can squeeze its beak and it quacks.....lol..... Tray doesnt know what to think, but all we know is he just loves it when I pull it out for his bath time 4 TIMES A DAY.Tomorrow is Trayn's Rest Day and on Monday he will have his #2 Stem-Cell Replacment. I cant wait for my Mom to experience this one with me. She was out of town for the first one. It is so different from everything we have experienced and smells different too....lol....For those of you that dont remember the stem-cells are mixed with a perservative called DMSO which penetrates the stem-cells into the bone marrow which will make TRAVYN STINK!!!! BIG DEAL!!!!! We can handle our little boy smelling like V-8 Juice ...lol....We will probably be at the hospital the same amount of time as last time as long as there is NO complications. Please pray for our little Fighter that everything will be okay and that he will get through this cycle with flying colors..Your prayers are so important to our family and are so much appreciated. Thank you from Jayson and I and our entire family. We love you all so much and continue to pray for you all daily.... :)
Now back to why I havent been feeling to well.......Well, I guess our Heavenly Father has put his trust in me with another one of his children. JAYSON AND I ARE EXPECTING OUR 2ND CHILD ON FEBUARY 6TH 2010.It was unexpected but we are very excited and it only confirms that God has a plan for Jayson, Trayvn and I, and that everything will be OKAY!!!! Travyn is going to be the best Big Brother anyone could have....We heard the heartbeat on thursday and Jayson and I were thrilled. We are truly blessed....God is GOOD!!!!
Thank you all for your love and continued support!!!!!
Love you all,Whitney

Monday, July 13, 2009

3rd cycle of Chemo and first Stem-Cell Replacment COMPLETE!!!!
Posted 5 minutes ago
Today is Monday July, 13th. Travyn had a really good weekend, he has been so happy and playful. Ahma (my mom) came up on saturday and sunday and spent the whole day with Travyn and I. Travyn was SOOOO happy to see her. It was the cutest thing ever. Everytime he see's Ahma he always starts clapping his hands and he puts his arms out and reaches for her. I love it when he reaches for me and wants me to hold him. It makes you feel so wanted. lol :) Travyn has been so happy and he acts like he hasnt even received any Chemo. When I look at him its like his strength is telling me that NOTHING can take him down, NOTHING!!! He is so strong and brave. :) The Bone Marrow Doctors have been waiting for his counts to drop. But instead they have been going up. 3 days ago they went from 3600 to 6000. The Doctors said that they were sure that was a mistake because they have never heard of that before. Well, today Baby Tray's Blood Counts have dropped from 3400 to 0.2 :( its so scary when they drop. This is when you really need to just let go and let God. Travyn is so happy still and what a wild little bear he is!!! lol. He makes me laugh so hard. It is SO much different this time around in the hospital with Tray. He is into everything and he has to be playing with somthing and has to eat everything I eat and he wont cuddle with me anymore :( im lucky if I get to hold him for a minute before he starts wiggling out of my arms. lol.. Last time he was in the hospital for 3 months, Travyn would just lay in bed or lay in my arms. Those days long gone!!! The days are so much fun now and I just cant get enough of the joy and happiness my son brings to my life. It is truly an amazing feeling and I love every minute of it. I taught Travyn "Peek-A-Boo" yesterday. He will take his blankie and lift it up by his face and then pull it down real fast with the biggest smile on his face. IT SO DARN CUTE!!! He is so smart and Im so impressed with how fast he learns things. He is a blessing and a miracle.........Now from here we just wait until his counts come back up to at least 500 and then we get to go home for 3 weeks. YAY!!!! CANT WAIT....We wont be going back to St. George because we want to stay close incase anything happens and we have to take him back to primarys. Jayson and I are looking for an apartment for the time being. We are not sure what are plans are when Travyn is done with treatment but we do know that we cant wait for that day....We are taking it day by day, minute by minute.I still have my vision of Travyn running home from school with his back-pack on swinging from side to side....Its as clear as day!!!!
I want to thank all of you for your amazing love and continued support. The prayers that have been said on behalf of Travyn have been heared and answered and I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. You have NOOO idea how much they all mean to us. We love each and everyone of you and may God bless you all for praying and supporting our baby and family. PLEASE KEEP ON PRAYING FOR OUR PRECIOUS MIRACLE BOY!!!