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Sunday, August 1, 2010


Firstly Stuart and I want to thank everyone that has called, send messages and prayed for Emma.  The kindness from everyone has been so touching and overwhelming. 

Emma had her surgery on Wednesday morning and it all went well,  they removed two sugar cube sized pieces of the tumour for biopsy.  She did not handle the anaesthetic all that well and morphine does not agree with her.  She was not a happy camper at all.  Thursday was spend running around the hospital having a bone scan and another CT scan.  Poor little munchkin was so tired by the afternoon and in loads of pain.  We didn't get much sleep that night as she was up most of it crying in pain.  Friday she just laid in her bed most of the day, she hadn't eaten anything since dinner Tuesday night and with all the medications that she has been on she has found it impossible to keep anything down.  We did finally get her to eat something today though and that has stayed down, she has lots more colour in her face as well and has been sitting up watching tv. 

We are in for a long road with all that she is going to have to have done.  We do not know how bad it is yet but the surgery alone to remove it is quite big.  She will need to be in theatre for approximately 7  hours.  They have to be delicate and careful around all the nerves etc for her face.

They have said that she may need a few rounds of chemotherapy and radiation but we will cross these bridges when we get to them and take each day as it comes.  She wants me to take over to school tomorrow to see if I can get her some homework as she doesn't want to fall behind, lol so typical of Emma.

Anyway when I find out more then I will let you know.  She is happy at the moment so that is all that matters to us.

Leanne :-)


Kelly said...

I am so sorry that Emma is experiencing all of this.
Glad she is ok for now - I couldn't think of anything more scary.
Big hugs Leanne xxx

Leanne said...

You have such a strong little girl. Hope the rest of this journey goes well. Thx for taking time out to update us all out here in cyberspace. I couldn't imagine going through this sort of thing. Stay strong....x

Gayle said...

Yeh thanks for updating Leanne. Praying for your sweet girl.

miss~nance said...

Praying for your precious Emma XXX


Melanie B said...

Oh Lee the poor little tyke.
We are praying for her & for a good report. Let us know if you need anything.

Me xx

Sheree said...

My goodness Leanne I can't imagine what you're all going through. It sounds like you've got one very brave little girl there and you must be so proud of how she's handling everything! Thinking of you all and praying for some good news!

Sheree xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such a brave girl to be going through this.....I am soooooooooooo sorry that you all have to endure this!! I pray for all of you everyday!! {{{hugs}}}} :):):)

deb famularo said...

I can't even imagine how hard this must be for all of you Leanne. My heart is with you guys, and I'm praying that this will be over soon and Emma will be healthy. Poor kid. Stay strong and let me know if there is anything I can do- I'm always here for you! xoxo love you, deb

Karen said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Emma and all the family. I do hope all goes well for the surgery and the post operative treatment.