Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Friday August 17th, 2012
We are on the way home from Madison. We met with the pediatric orthopedic oncologist/surgeon. After reviewing the MRI he ordered a chest X-ray and blood work to make sure there was not an underlying medical condition.
Those both came back good, so the chance of it being something like Leukemia are very slim. It also shows that whatever this is it is not in her blood or her lungs, which is also good.
However, based on how sudden it showed up, how fast it is growing and the MRI the chance of it being some sort of cancer is pretty good, there is a very outside chance it is a benign lump but that possibility is still there.
It is pressing up against the two bones in her arm so that plays a factor in everything as well, they don't want it moving to much stuff which could cause developmental problems in her arm/hand.
We will be heading back down to Madison Monday night for an early morning biopsy on Tuesday. That will take anywhere from 3-7 days to get a firm diagnosis. After that we will know if it is cancerous, and how to proceed.
Please keep the prayers coming for my little girl. We are taking this one step at a time and going from there. I'm pretty sure our life is about to get turned upside down. Luckily she's a feisty little peanut who fights for what she wants. The doctor and the PA made us feel very comfortable and I have a feeling we will get to know them very well over the next few months.