9.11.2013

Unexpected Curve Ball

This week I have signed on to subsitute at the girl's school all week.  Jumping into a full time work week has been quite an adjustment.  Our mornings are more stressful, our nights are more stressful and I go to bed exhausted and way too far behind on house work and my other volunteer projects.  Kudos to all you working moms out there.  The shoes you wear are awfully hard to fill!


While I was teaching today, Lucy's teacher came and found me and told me that something seemed to be wrong with Lucy.  She said Lu had stumbled and fell several times, was dizzy, had a headache and her eyes were blurry.  Immediately my heart sank to my stomach and I made the call to Dr. B.  We were instructed to head straight to the ER at LeBonheur.

While we know Lucy's last scans showed no sign of cancer, the brain bleed that is present has been a steady concern.  I think we were all convinced that this morning's symptoms were related to an increase in brain pressure due to the bleed expanding.  Thankfully it was not.  Her labs also came back clear so there was no explanation to be found down that alley.

We don't know what caused her symptoms today, but her scans were stable.  The bleed had not dissolved but it had also not grown.  We are going to continue to monitor her for any more symptom reoccurance.  Today was another reminder that our lives aren't normal yet and we still have so many unknowns in front of us.  As Lucy's mother, I have to stay on my toes at all times; ready to react in a moment's notice.  While I feel like I am far from Wonder Woman, there is one little girl who wears the crown well....




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12 comments:

  1. Juaacklyn CunninghamSeptember 11, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    I hope Lucy is feeling better tonight. Prayers

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  2. Glad to hear all is stable with the bleed. Praying you will have some answers soon and praying protection over Lucy.

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  3. Praying that her symptoms resolve asap. God bless your sweet girl.

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  4. desperateforavacationSeptember 12, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    Praying.

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  5. Praying for you and for Lucy! I have to share this with you ..
    You are an inspiration to me. I am a single grandmother, raising my three grandsons, alone. The boys are ages 6, 4 & 3. It's tough! I work full time outside the hom, make time for an hour at the gym 6 days a week, feed, bath, cloth, cook, clean ... you get the picture ... I do it all, for myself and for the boys. Sometimes I want to give up. That's when you and your family come to mind. I remind myself how lucky I am to be able to do all of the stuff I do for my babies and not have to worry about what will happen at the next Dr. Visit, what will Scan Day bring ... You do all of this for your babies and it's tiring, but you also have to keep that evil ghost of cancer in the back of you mind and worry every day, what the day is going to hold. Is Lucy going to remain healthy, is she going to have a re-occurrence, what's going to happen next? I admire you! Thank you!

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  6. Praying always for Lucy. She has endured so much with such grace.

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  7. Praying for Lucy - she is so brave! Hope all is well.

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  8. I pray that Lucy's symptoms and her brain bleed resolve well and soon.

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  9. Praying for this brain need to stop and her body to absorb it......and her these balance issues to resolve quickly!

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  10. How frightened you must have been. Prayers continue for Lucy.

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  11. Praying for you guys! You are such an inspiration!!!

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  12. God bless you, Linda. I'm sure you were not planning on raising three more children this time of your life. These boys are beyond blessed to have you.

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