Well wishes appreciated

Started by jammindude, December 27, 2022, 08:20:20 PM

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jingle.boy

The C word is always gonna be scary af.

But "most operable" is encouraging.  Sometimes it helps to think about the things that might go right, rather than the things that might go wrong.  This feels like it could be more of the former than the latter.

Medical science is wondrous, and this could very well be nothing more than a brief speedbump in the life if your granddaughter, that she'll never need to remember.
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 06:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 09:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 05:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

TAC

Quote from: wkiml on June 08, 2012, 09:06:35 AMwould have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Quote from: Buddyhunter1 on April 22, 2023, 05:54:45 PMTAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

XJDenton

Indeed. Here's wishing your granddaughter has a speedy and full recovery from this. Thoughts are with you all.

Skeever

Well wishes certainly heading your way.

It's my understanding that, when it comes to the "C" word, outcomes for children are often a lot more promising than for adults. Especially ones that are "common" and easily operable. But that makes it no less scary. I am certainly thinking of you and your family, and hope that, as you go through this awful thing, it at least brings you some comfort knowing that friends and relative strangers alike from the forums are rooting for you and yours.

hunnus2000

Hey Jammin, here's to thinking of your grandkid and your family!  :tup

cramx3

Oh man, this is tough to read.  Hang in there Jammin and hoping to the best for your granddaughter, what a terrible thing for a child and their family.  But the prognosis sounded positive, that's what you got to hold onto as Jingle said.

wolfking

Oh man, that's awful mate.  As others have said, positive thinking and being there for your son is all you can do.  More thoughts and well wishes coming your way.  Fingers crossed it all works out.

Lethean

Hoping for the best for her and that treatment goes smoothly.

jammindude

Just an update.

The baby is doing well. By outside appearances and tests, she seems very healthy. But the growth is too large to remove. So they started chemotherapy last night. They are hoping that the growth will shrink down to a point where they can operate and remove it.

As I said, the baby seems strong and healthy on the outside, so confidence is still high that she will make it through this.

But needless to say, none of us are sleeping well.

lonestar

Damn....Wishing for the optimal outcome, and hoping you all keep your peace in this difficult time. I'm so sorry man.

SwedishGoose

Damn that is hard.... but stay strong and positive
Hoping the chemo is succeful and that there will be a full recovery in due tie.

TAC

Quote from: jammindude on December 31, 2022, 05:53:50 AM
Just an update.

The baby is doing well. By outside appearances and tests, she seems very healthy. But the growth is too large to remove. So they started chemotherapy last night. They are hoping that the growth will shrink down to a point where they can operate and remove it.

As I said, the baby seems strong and healthy on the outside, so confidence is still high that she will make it through this.

But needless to say, none of us are sleeping well.

Jesus, Ben. That is some serious shit. The good news is that the doctors know what they're doing and have a plan.
Quote from: wkiml on June 08, 2012, 09:06:35 AMwould have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Quote from: Buddyhunter1 on April 22, 2023, 05:54:45 PMTAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

Zoom E

There's not much worse than a child with cancer. Jammin, my thoughts are with you and your family. Hoping you will have the best possible outcome. :heart

Stadler

Thinking about you, Jammin.  Hope everything turns out okay (I'm in the "Chad camp" here).

PetFish

I just saw this thread, sorry for being late.

I really hope everything goes well and I can only imagine how it must feel to be in your situation.

Little kids are way tougher than they get credit for so I know she's fighting hard.

Stay strong.

Dublagent66

Yeah, I haven't been online much in the last 3 weeks.  Best wishes Jammindude.

Harmony

I've been MIA lately - just seeing this now.  Of course you have all of my well wishes, that goes without saying.  I will offer you 2 pieces of unsolicited advice though:

1.  Most hospitals are affiliated with a cancer support network.  These networks can be godsends.  They aren't just for moral support but also for very hands on support.  I hope your family will get connected to them.  They will have lots of resources, information, and support for you and yours.

2.  Rightfully the majority of the focus will be on your granddaughter.  But caregivers need support and space to take care of their own needs.  Sometimes parents forget that part and as their child improves they find themselves completely depleted and exhausted.  They can neglect their own health needs.  You can be the person reminded them that it isn't selfish to take care of themselves too and then coordinate with other family members to find a way to help them do that. 

:heart

jammindude

Thank you all.

The prognosis is still good. The growth is contained and not spreading...just too big to operate. So they are using chemo to shrink it down to operable levels.

Support isn't really an issue.  Their local congregation has practically overwhelmed them with support and love. My son says the hospital is a virtual revolving door of friends and loving relatives. And I have been given the honor of reading her bedtime stories every night over FaceTime.

But she has run into the issue of being either too sick to eat at all, or being so famished that she eats too much and throws it up, so they've had to give her a feeding tube.

Guys...they keep saying she's going to get out of this, but I can't stop being heartsick.  :'(

jingle.boy

Even though the outlook is positive, the current circumstances can still be terrifying.  Let all your emotions express themselves.  We're here for you.
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 06:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 09:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 05:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

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