LOW TRIPLETS! 💛
Mason, Thomas and Luke's story...
"When the triplets were 2 1/2 months old, my husband was looking at Mason's eyes. He noticed that his pupils were oddly shaped. Since he has a medical background, he knew he should investigate. He took Mason into a dark room and took a picture with a flash. The reflections in Mason's eyes from the flash were concerning. One eye came back with a red reflection (good) and one came back with a white glow (bad). This indicated that the light was not able to bounce off the back of the retina as it should have. We quickly made an appointment with our pediatrician. He quickly referred us to an ophthalmologist who diagnosed him with retinoblastoma. The next day, they checked Luke and Thomas for the cancer, and sure enough, all 3 have it. Within a week we were in Toronto (a 4 hour plane ride from our home in Alberta) receiving treatment at Sick Kids Hospital. Since then, Thomas had his right eye removed, Mason had his left eye removed, and Luke is blind in his left eye. However, they each have 1 really good eye with no tumors blocking their central vision! We have found that the only way to make it through this cancer is to focus on the positive and trust our wonderful doctors. And in the end, we just feel so lucky to be the parents to 3 incredibly tough boys and would do anything for them."
"They're doing great! They have been tumor free for over 2 years! They are seen in clinic about every 3 months to make sure they don't grow any new tumors in their eyes. Because their cancer was caused by a genetic mutation, they have a high risk of developing other cancers. So they will be monitored closely their whole lives." #lowtriplets
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