MARYJEANSL
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Great news!
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      4 comments

Which shows how much my life has changed, in that the result of one lab test should brighten my day far more than the loss of a couple of pounds (which hasn't been happening lately anyway). The good news is that the sample of cerebrospinal flui... Read more
Brain tumor picture
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      2 comments

Danny's father put this up on Facebook. Being a radiologist himself, he undoubtedly finds this more interesting than I do. For me, it's frightening beyond frightening. That horrible huge tumor was growing in my son's head. I asked the pedia... Read more
Dietary setback
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      3 comments

Well, I had been doing super well at eating more nutritious food and not overdoing the calories......until some of my wonderful and generous friends started providing us with meals, to make our life easier while we are dealing with my son's very... Read more
Port Placement
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      1 comments

Love the alliteration! One can tell I am a poet at heart. Today was the first of probably five days in a row spent at the hospital for one appointment or another. Sigh. It might have been more bearable if the free wifi had worked for me.... Read more
The immediate future for Danny and me
Saturday, March 30, 2013      3 comments

Since Danny has been home from the hospital, he has steadily improved. It has been such a great joy to have him talking again, and enjoy his quirky personality. Other than the bald patches on his head, and the stitches, the only lingering sign... Read more
Recovery and Beyond
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      3 comments

Danny came through the surgery to remove his brain tumor amazingly well, especially considering how sick and weak and dehydrated he had been beforehand. He was in t... Read more
Danny's story continued
Monday, March 25, 2013      4 comments

I am so grateful for the kind thoughts and prayers of fellow spark people over the brain-cancer diagnosis of my son Danny. I have been trying to find time for an update, and I finally have a few moments. After I was told that Danny (age 12... Read more
A Little Black Humor
Sunday, March 24, 2013      3 comments

The Danny Diet - lose five pounds in three days! All you have to do is have a child diagnosed with a brain tumor - piece of cake!... Read more
Diagnosis story (long)
Friday, March 22, 2013      4 comments

I have tried three or four times to finally, finally post a blog, and every single time I have been interrupted, asked to do something, had umpteen phone calls or texts, and absolutely wanted to scream!!! Those of you who have been so kind ... Read more
My Heart Hurts
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      7 comments

After days and days of wanting to know what was wrong with Danny, and not having answers, I got my answers, and wish I hadn't. Danny has a brain tumor. He had emergency surgery last night to put in a shunt and relieve pressure on the brain fro... Read more
No news...not good news in this case
Monday, March 18, 2013      3 comments

Danny hasn't been able to keep down any solid food since Thursday, and that was very little. He has, though, by sipping slowly and continuing to try to drink even after vomiting, been able to keep down enough fluids that we have been able to av... Read more
Danny update
Saturday, March 16, 2013      3 comments

Nothing new, unfortunately. He threw up twice this morning, including the jello his dad had sent for him (since I don't buy jello normally and didn't have any in the house). However, I made him get dressed so we could go to the clinic to have ... Read more
Still very sick...
Friday, March 15, 2013      3 comments

Well, my 12-year-old son Danny is still very sick, and he isn't getting better. I am stressed, exhausted, and worried, and he, poor kid, just lies around listlessly when he isn't throwing up or sleeping. He has always been such an active, liv... Read more
Could things get worse? Why, yes!
Thursday, March 14, 2013      4 comments

I am still shaking my head in disbelief that things could get worse than they were yesterday. Not everything, but one spectacular disaster certainly capped a week that still isn't over yet. (Could Spring Break end, please?) So, today I go... Read more
From Bad to Worse...sigh
Thursday, March 14, 2013      3 comments

Two sons with medical problems (over spring break, of course), one overworked mom, way too much to do, and a flat tire...well, it's a recipe for disaster. I am actually worried sick about my little boy, and things just seem to be piling on. ... Read more

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