Wednesday, January 17, 2007
What I've been dealing with
My sweet 9 year-old cousin, Iva, has been sick the past few months with what was diagnosed as abdominal migraines . The medicine that is supposed to help this disorder was not helping with her nausea, weekness and frequent bouts of not being able to talk and walk. She saw a neurologist this past Monday and was diagnosed with an Ependyoma near her brain stem. She was put in the hospital that night and started on medicine to shrink the tumor. Today she had surgery to remove the shrunken tumor. The doctors were able to remove most of it, but some of it was not able to be removed due to the proximity to the brain stem. Test revealed the tumor is malignant and she will at some point be starting chemo/radiation. I ask that anyone reading this, please add Iva, her family and all the doctors/medical staff into your prayers. Thank you!