October 11, 2008- Chandler’s parents took him to his pediatrician because his left eye appeared to be swollen. He also had some sinus thing going on and he was treated for an eye infection with antibiotics and was told to return in 10 days if his eye did not get better.
Which it did not get better, it in fact appeared to be worse.
October 20, 2008- Chandler was taken back to the pediatrician who referred him to Dr. Bell an eye specialist that was in the same building. Dr. Bell scheduled an immediate MRI of Chandler’s brain and his orbits.
October 21, 2008- Chandler had his MRI of his brain and orbits. Dr. Bell called just a couple hours later and said Chandler had a tumor. He referred Chandler to Dr. Kulwin an opthamolic plastic surgeon.
October 22, 2008- Chandler went to his appointment with Dr. Kulwin and he ordered a full body CT scan.
October 24, 2008- Chandler had a full body CT scan.
October 27, 2008- Follow-up with Dr. Kulwin who scheduled a biopsy for October 31st.
October 28, 2008- Chandler had his pre-op with his pediatrician.
October 29, 2008- Chandler had pre-op with Dr. Kulwin.
October 30th, 2008- Chandler was very upset over missing trick or treating for his biopsy on the 31st so a large group of family and friends went to a nearby town that was having it this day and went trick or treating with Chandler, for Chandler.
October 31, 2008 - Chandler had his biopsy and Dr. Kulwin “unofficially” diagnosed Chandler with Rhabdomyosarcoma. Chandler was scheduled for a full body CT & MRI to make sure the cancer had not metastasized.
November 1, 2008- Chandler had his CT and MRI
November 5, 2008- We met with Dr. Cripes and Dr. George. He was “officially” diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma. This is the day I took Chandler into the waiting room while his parent’s talked to the oncologists and with the help of the Dr. decided on the course of treatment for chandler which was to include 22 chemotherapy treatments and 25 radiation treatments.This is also the day TEAM CHANDLER was born. Chandler was scheduled for surgery to put an internal port in for his chemotherapy, a spinal tap and a bone marrow biopsy.
November 6, 2008- Chandler had surgery to insert his chemo port.
November 7, 2008- Candace Burke (Chandler’s Grandma) started a TEAM CHANDLER MySpace.
November 10, 2008- We found out that Chandler’s cancer was localized to the left orbit.
November 11, 2008- We had to take Chandler for bloodwork.
November 12, 2008- Chandler had his first chemotherapy treatment. It was an overnight stay. (Overnights are when he recieves three different chemos) We called it “Round One going for the KO”. He loved that!
November 18, 2008- More blood work.
November 19, 2008- Chandler’s second chemotherapy treatment, this time a day trip. (Day treatments are when he receives only one of the chemos…the Vincristine)
November 25, 2008- More blood work.
December 2, 2008- More blood work.
December 3, 2008- “Round Four Going For The KO!” (overnight treatment)
December 9, 2008- More blood work.
December 10, 2008- “Round Five Going For The KO” (day treatment)
December 16, 2008- More blood work.
December 17, 2008- “Round Six Going For The KO” (day treatment)
December 22, 2008- More blood work ( a day early due to upcoming holiday)
December 23, 2008- “Round 7? overnight cancelled as Chandler’s blood levels were too low.
December 30, 2008- More blood work.
December 31, 2008- Rescheduled “Round Seven Going For The KO” (overnight)
January 1, 2009- Drs. ordered a daily dose of Neupogen to be given by shot to help bring up Chandler’s blood levels. He had his first dose this day.
January 7, 2009- “Round Eight Going For The KO” (day treatment)
January 11, 2009- We were allowed to stop the daily Neupogen shots.
January 14, 2009- “Round Nine GoingFor The KO” (day treatment)
January 21, 2009- “Round Ten Going For The KO” (overnight)
January 22, 2009- Started Neupogen shots again.
January 28, 2008- Break from chemotherapy.
January 31, 2009- Neupogen shots stopped.
February 4, 2009- Break from chemotherapy. Chandler had another CT and MRI scan.
February 11, 2009- “Round Eleven Going For The KO” (day treatment)
February 12, 2009- Chandler was fitted for his head piece for radiation treatments by Dr. Brenneman at the Barrett center.
February 16, 2009- Chandler has 1st radiation treatment.
February 17, 2009- Chandler’s 2nd radiation treatment.
February 18, 2009- Chandler has “Round Twelve Going For The KO” and 3rd radiation treatment.
February 19, 2009- Chandler’s 4th radiation treatment.
February 20, 2009- Chandler’s 5th radiation treatment.
February 23, 2009- Chandler’s 6th radiation treatment.
February 24, 2009- Chandler’s 7th radiation treatment.
February 25, 2009- “Round Thirteen Going For The KO” and Chandler’s 8th radiation treatment.
February 26, 2009- Chandler’s 9th radiation treatment.
February 27, 2009- Chandler’s 10th radiation treatment.
March 2, 2009- Chandler’s 11th radiation treatment.
March 3, 2009- Chandler’s 12th radiation treatment.
March 4, 2009- “Round Fourteen Going For The KO” and the 13th radiation treatment.
March 5, 2009- Chandler’s 14th radiation treatment.
March 6, 2009- Chandler’s 15th radiation treatment.
March 9, 2009- Chandler’s 16th radiation treatment.
March 10, 2009- Chandler’s 17th radiation treatment.
March 11, 2009- “Round Fifteen Going For The KO” and Chandler’s 18th radiation treatment.
March 12, 2009- Chandler’s 19th radiation treatment.
March 13, 2009- Chandler’s 20th radiation treatment.
March 16, 2009- Chandler’s 21st radiation treatment.
March 17, 2009- Break from radiation due to bad burn on his eye.
March 18, 2009- Round Sixteen Going for The KO…no radiation.
March 19, 2009- Break from radiation due to burn.
March 20, 2009- Break from radiation due to burn.
March 23, 2009- Chandler’s 22nd radiation treatment.
March 24, 2009- Chandler’s 24th radiation treatment.
March 25, 2009- “Round Seventeen Going For the KO”
March 26, 2009- Chandler’s 25th and last radiation treatment.