Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Monday September 17th, 2012

We just met with the surgeon for Delainey's consult.

First off the surgery has been switched to Monday. The doctor has to fly out on Friday, so he didn't want to do the surgery and then be out of town for three days.

We went over more of what to expect, some things we liked some we didn't. But ultimately we have to do what needs to be done.

After reviewing her scans etc again, the chance of radiation is looking more likely. Since it is such a small area they most likely cannot get it all, they just don't have any room to take out "extra" to ensure getting it all because there is simply not enough space in her tiny wrist. If the tumor was in her leg or someplace bigger they could take out extra muscle etc surrounding it but that's not the case here.

There is a small chance amputation below the elbow could be in her future, if it were to grow back in the same spot or if they get into the surgery and it has entwined itself into the arteries etc of her wrist.

She might lose some function of her left hand, again depends on how it is. Depending on what function would be lost, other surgeries could be in her future.

Many "what ifs" were talked about but it really comes down to not knowing until they get in there and see what's all involved.

Not the GREAT news we received last week but it could be worse. So please keep the prayers coming! Our little girl is a fighter, and our faith is strong so we know she'll be okay!

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