Saturday, July 4, 2009
Buldung came in about 1 year ago, hiding under a blanket because he had a huge tumor coming out of his face. After completing chemotherapy, he is all smiles. His tumor hasn't completely gone away, but he, his family, and I are thankful with where we have come. We just found out that he has NonHodgkin's Lymphoma, I had been treating him for Burkitt's Lymphoma while we were waiting for the biopsy result from Port Moresby. The chemo I gave him, wasn't exactly what he needed, but was pretty close, close enough that it did shrink his tumor, and at least now we know what we are fighting when it regrows. If/when his tumor gets bigger we will need to consider restarting chemo. For now, Buldung will go home with his family and continue to enjoy the life of a 5 year old that he has been embracing for these past 9 months. What a blessing to be a part of God's healing.