Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Gavin: PET scan results (+62)

Sonny is cancer free. He is in complete remission. The PET scan is showing no metabolic activity. He is cancer free. He is in complete remission....

It still hasn't really sunk in yet. The doctor saw Zoe this afternoon and she told Sonny and I. We were all in tears. I went and found the Doc later to hear it from the horses mouth and there was lots of handshaking and words like 'delighted' being thrown around. It's all the more poetic to receive this news today as it's exactly a year to the day that Sonny was diagnosed with this pile of shit.

There's still a long way to go and of course, the trade off to get this far is the BMT which will now be our focus for the next six months but, if that path is now made of gold instead of treacle, we're happy.

It's been a hell of a year for us all but remember there's only one person that's had 14 general anaesthetics, 20 gallons of chemo, at least 5,000 pills, the best part of a year in hospital and a completely new blood system. And that my friends is the most remarkable little boy I know. If you have a drink today, raise a glass to him. He deserves it.


  1. Absolutely fantastic, wonderful news!! So VERY pleased for you all.

  2. Fantastic News, its brought me to tears, i am sooo HAPPY for you all and will be raising me glass to Sonny. Love to you all xxxxxx kelly Adrian and girls

  3. I wish i could say somnething more profound but HURRAY! HURRAY! HURRAY! HURRAY! HURRAY! that is the very best news in the whole world. You actually beat this shit xxxxxx

  4. heres to the bravest boy in the world and the fantastic family that helped him through it x x x

  5. Just crying with relief!!! With love. Jxx

  6. From Carol-Anne
    Oh my. Hats off to you Sonny! What an inspiration you are. So, so Happy for you amazing people!
    Love xx

  7. i cannot find enough words to say how BRILLIANT this news is,so i made up one myself..'SHITYOUDIDIT' YYYEEEAAAHHHH, YYYIIIPPPEEE...:) :) :) :) :) :) love you all now do we really get to see the star of year? L,C,H,L,L and O. xxxxxx

  8. So very happy to hear this absolutely amazing news. Lots and lots of love, Dawn

  9. That is the most amazing fantastic news...reduced me to tears of joy .. I will certainly raise a drink... Sonny you are amazing and such an amazing family .. too.. Sending huge big love.. Xxxx nat

  10. Fantastic news! We'll certainly raise a glass to the amazing Sonny! (the fantastic Gavin, the stupendous Ruby, and the brilliant Zoe....>hic!< ), Springer, Gus, Lenny and Bill xxxxxxxx

  11. A massive MASSIVE PHEW!!
    Brilliant brilliant brilliant Sonny!

    Agt N,H&B
    Kisses, loads of them!

  12. That's incredible, just fantastic,brilliant!!!! Can't wait to tell Gabe : )
    Sonny I just wanna say congratulations to probably the bravest person I have ever met, of any age. The word Trooper just doesn't do you justice mate.
    We are off camping tomorrow and the world just got a little Sonnier : )
    All our love

    Mark and Diane and Gabe and the boys

  13. Louis D (and Rudy)5 August 2010 at 09:32

    Hi Sonny louis here. congratulashons you are probbly very happy wow. can't wate to see you again. louis.

  14. Incredible. I opened your blog with a feeling of fear and trepidation nearly every day for the last year. No wonder so many people are crying with relief as I'm sure each and every one felt the same. Incredible, incredible. Well done Sonny, you have nerves of steel and an iron will!!!
    Love from all the one Rohde and four Mackenzie's.