“Life In The Fast Lane” is just the right shade of green to honor this little cowboy!! Lane Smith is from Wayneboro, Mississippi and his story is below:
Lane Smith is the 7 year old son of Scott & Amanda Smith of Waynesboro, MS. On the evening of March 22nd, 2019 Lane started complaining with right side abdominal pain. Being a normal child, we thought maybe it was just a tummy ache or possible constipation. That night Lane went to sleep & woke up the next morning which was opening day of baseball. We just knew Lane would wake up feeling better & be excited to play ball that day! The pain started again & nothing we done gave him relief. Lane laid in the dugout that day & cried because he wanted to play ball but was hurting too bad to play. After doing several things & Lane getting no relief, we went to the ER scared it was possible appendicitis at this point. He would just scream & cry with his right side & couldn’t sit still. Right before we decided on the ER, we noticed a chicken egg sized tumor on his lower right side stomach that concerned us. Saturday night, March 23, 2019, we ended up at the ER & was taken to the back immediately having a CT done.The CT came back & showed Lane had a huge mass on the right side of his stomach. Lane was then transferred by ambulance to Blair Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, MS.
Several test were done & Lane was diagnosed with Stage 3 Neuroblastoma on March 26th, 2019. His tumor was growing from his right adrenal gland measuring to be a little bigger than a large grapefruit. This has been with Lane since growing in the womb, but never caused problems before this point. We were told the tumor “shifted” & had done gotten so big it was pushing against organs & his skin wall (the knot) causing discomfort. The tumor was also very concerning due to pressing against Lane’s aorta.
We started doing several rounds of chemo in hopes the tumor would shrink some before removal. Lane’s tumor did not respond & shrink hardly any. We were told they likely wouldn’t get all of the tumor, but were going for at least 80% of it. Lane’s tumor after chemo measured to be 4” one way & 6” the other. On July 12th, 2019 100% of Lane’s tumor was removed!! Two days later Lane had to go back for emergency surgery due to a bowel blockage.
Lane had his stem cell transplant on September 23rd, 2019 & is currently still in his recovery months from his transplant. He recently completed his radiation treatments November 15, 2019!
We are now on Lane’s 3rd course of immunotherapy of 6! Everything we are doing now is considered “clean up therapy” for any cells possibly hiding out!
As of now there is no evidence of disease!! If everything stays going as planned, he will get to ring the bell sometime mid May of this year!!
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