Cameron at the beach (ignore the date on the photo)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Prayers Needed

Hello, Cameron here,

My mom's family is in need of your prayers. Her grandmother is in the hospital right now because she has been having some problems with normal daily functions due to a brain tumor that she has. It seems that the brain tumor is secreting a protein that is causing fluid buildup on her spinal cord. The doctors have done several MRIs and CT scans and have found that the tumor itself is not growing but it is secreting a certain protein that is causing all of these problems.

She had some of the brain tumor removed about six years ago and was in surgery for 22 hours. Not all of the tumor could be removed because a lot of nerves were in that region and the doctors did not want to take that risk which is very understandable. My mom's mom and her aunt (mom's aunt) have been visiting her the past couple of days and she seemed to be fine until late last night. My 'grandma' called the hospital to check on her mom and was she fine then, but later when her sister had called, she had begun to start fighting the nurses. The nurses had ordered another CT scan and found that more fluid had begun to buildup on her brain. She is being given an antibiotic and steroids to help with the inflammation and the accumulation of fluid.

The next morning my grandma and her sister went to see her again and she was still acting the same. Her behavior had changed very quickly and she didn't recognize the nurses that had been taking care of her since she had been in the hospital. She will be having two shunts put in within the next day or two to help drain the fluid. One will be a temporary shunt and the other will be permanent. We are not sure what will happen after that. At least the doctors doing the surgery for the shunts will be the same doctors that did the surgery when she had most of the tumor removed.

My mom's family is very worried about her. Mom hasn't gotten to see her grandmother yet but is hoping to get to see her tomorrow. Please keep her family in your prayers. They would really appreciate that. Hopefully her grandmother will get to come home soon.

Puppy love,


  1. So sorry to hear this news. Yes she's in our prayers!

  2. I'm sorry to hear the sad news. Your entire family will be in my prayers!

  3. Thank you very much. She is doing much better now and may get to come home soon. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.