Chad's Fight

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Organizer: The Wogernese Family Beneficiary: Chad Wogernese

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November 5, 2012, Chad was admitted to the hospital for a severe pneumonia. November 10 he had a thoracotomy to clear the pneumonia and tumors were found in his lungs. After the biopsy was confirmed, he was diagnosed with a Ewing Sarcoma. Due to the fact his cancer is so rare, he had to travel to Boston to the Dana Farber Institute for a treatment plan. While traveling to Boston, he developed three Pulmonary Embolisms, and was admitted to the ICU upon return home to WI. He was placed on a ventilator, and put into a medically induced coma. After three weeks, he received a tracheotomy, and a PEG tube. With lots of prayers and Chad's continued fight, he was able to wake up, be weaned off the ventilator, and have the Trache removed. He also began chemotherapy while in the ICU. After 6 rounds of VAC and a partial response, his chemo was swtiched to IE. He was also evaulated for surgery. After 4 cycles of IE, with little response, Chad flew to Boston for an extra plural pneumonectomy. With little chance of a cure without surgery, he allowed an amazing team of doctors remove his right lung and chest lining. Chad had a rocky but sucessful recovery from surgery. Unfortunately, after surgery, cancer was found in the left chest cavity. He than began a new chemo regiment, which had no sucess as killing this disease. Chad's cancer had spread throughout his upper body, and he was diagnosed as terminal. 

Currently, he has months to live, but is still getting chemo. They found a new regiment, that has seemed to have some response. Chad will keep fighting, and we will keep praying for our miracle! 
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08/25/2013
by The Wogernese Family
Sad, sad news. The cancer has spread, and it spread too far too fast. Chemo will continue to buy us some times, but they say weeks to months. Life is precious and can change in an instant. Love those around you, and make sure you tell and show them how important they are to you. 
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07/30/2013
by The Wogernese Family
After Chads extraplural pneumonectomy (lung and chest lining removal) and recovery, the Dr ordered resale at PET scan. We learned the cancer had spread, and is now on the left lung wall. At this point the cancer is unlikely to be curable, but they will continue to treat the cancer with chemotherapy. Chad began a new chemo today, and will have a repeat scan in 7-8 weeks to show how the chemo is working. We are still positive and pray for our miracle! 
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06/17/2013
by The Wogernese Family
Chad underwent an extraplural pneumonectomy on Thursday June 13. His surgery went well, and all visible cancer is gone. Sadly, he is having major complications post op, and was placed on a ventilator, and is under going tests to find out why his blood counts keep dropping. Chad is a tough guy, and we know he will fight his through this with all of your prayers and support! 
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04/01/2013
by The Wogernese Family
We are waiting for our new treatment plan after many appointments with the doctors at Dana Farber next week. They are discussing Chads case this AM, and will be calling us later today! Nervous!! 
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