Just to let you know what has been going on with Emma. A few weeks ago we noticed another lump in her neck.... She had an MRI on Monday and ended up back in theatre Thursday for removal of what they thought was just an inflamed lymph node. It was not a lymph node at all it was another tumour. Surgery was to take only 45 minutes but due to the fact that thanks to her previous 8 surgeries they were faced with loads of scar tissue. During the excision they had to remove her jugular and during this process they accidentally cut a 3mm nick in her carotid artery (this is the one that carries the blood to the brain) The 45 minute surgery ended up taking 3 1/2 hours. The surgeon told us that she was very close to dying on the table and he thought for a moment that he had lost her. Praise God that was not the case and she is still with us.
Basically she now has to start again. It is possible that they will repeat the 5 week radiation therapy which she found harder than the chemo and they will start her on another dose of chemo. They are very concerned as her bone marrow is so very tired from all the chemo that she has already had. We will just have to see what happens. They are still reasonably confident that they can get rid of the cancer so that is a good thing.
Holy cow this kid of mine has certainly been through the wars. Surely her luck must start to change soon, you would think wouldn't you.
Anyway just thought I would let you all know.
I have a few layouts to share over the next couple of days. Can you believe that it is almost the time of the year when I finish as a Kaisercraft DT member. It has gone way too fast and I don't want it to end...... I will have to see what I can do.
Anyway am off to the cinema as Emma would like to see the Hinger Games. Al still not convinced that it will be suitable for 12 year olds but I guess we are about to find out.
Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.