Before cancer, Baxley’s health history was pretty boring. He didn’t get sick much, no known allergies and everything was pretty normal. Looking back we could see some vague signs that something was a little off just a few weeks before he was in kidney failure and a 7cm mass was discovered in his abdomen.
BAXLEY WENT INTO KIDNEY FAILURE
Baxley went into kidney failure and a grapefruit sized tumor was discovered in his abdomen. He was airlifted to MUSC in Charleston, SC.
Baxley was officially diagnosed with Stage IV Group IV rhabdomyosarcoma.
Baxley was accepted in a randomly selected clinical trial and began chemotherapy.
24 DAYS OF INPATIENT
After 24 days inpatient, we left the hospital under the condition that we had to administer an intermittent catheter 5-6 times a day since Baxley couldn’t urinate.
BAXLEY STARTED LOSING HIS HAIR
Baxley’s hair had fallen out to the point that a nurse of ours offered to shave the rest. He was now bald.
PROTON RADIATION TREATMENT
We temporarily moved to Jacksonville, FL for 33 proton radiation treatments over 7 weeks.
FIRST WAGON GIVEWAY
We gave our first wagon to our friend Jaxen. Rest easy little warrior.
ERIC & THE ROC SOLID FOUNDATION
Eric & The Roc Solid Foundation team built Baxley a playground.
BAXLEY SPENT HALLOWEEN IN THE HOSPITAL
CHRISTMAS IN THE HOSPITAL
Inpatient stays around Christmas are hard, but equally amazing. So many generous people kept the spirit alive amidst infusions.
BAXLEY FINISHES “FRONTLINE” TREATMENT
After 43 weeks, Baxley finished his “frontline” treatment. He began 10 radiation treatments to his lungs before starting “maintenance” treatment.
Baxley’s first hospital visit during Covid-19. 50 weeks into treatment.
FINAL IV INFUSION
Final IV chemotherapy infusion for Baxley. He still continued oral chemo for 3 more weeks.
FINAL ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY
Baxley’s final oral chemotherapy. He finished treatment and has “no active disease”.
HIGHWAY TO HUGS!
Baxley left with his family on the Highway to Hugs trip.