1.21.2013

1.22.2013

Tomorrow my brave little niece goes under the knife again.


Unfortunately, even though the first 6 weeks in this round of chemo zapped a lot of the cancer that had popped back up, the 12 week scan didn't show noticeable improvement to a few spots they had been keeping an eye on. She will go in tomorrow for surgery again, almost a year exactly since her original surgery to remove the tumor.

They are going to remove a 3.5cm spot from behind her liver and a 1cm spot on the outside of her liver along the abdominal wall. Then all that will be left after surgery is one small 0.4cm spot deep inside the liver (that cannot be surgically removed), which will continue to be treated with chemo and radiation to follow.

And to think in just one month, she will be turning three years old. Meaning she has already spent 1/3rd of her life battling this disgusting disease. Sometimes things just really aren't fair in life, huh?
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18 comments:

Jen said...

:( Breaks my heart...praying the surgery goes well!

Lauren said...

Keeping her in my prayers!! She will beat this, she's a tough cookie. Hugs!

docksidelove said...

This is SO unfair and makes me so mad!!!!! And sad :( Sending lots of love her way!!! xoxo

Aly said...

Poor thing. I can't imagine. Praying for her and your entire family.

K said...

OMG I don't think I realized she was so young. I mean, not that it makes it any more or less horrible, just surprised. Little kids are so damn resilient though. She seems like she is keeping up in good spirits. Will be thinking of her tomorrow!

Lacey in the City said...

Thinking of you and sweet Liv...ya'll are in my prayers. Keep us posted, and please let me know if there is anything I can do to help from afar. xoxox

Sandra said...

Praying everything goes well!

Mateya said...

Poor thing, she sure is a fighter! Praying everything goes well!

Adrienne said...

No, it's not fair. Not fair at all.

Sending so much prayer, positive thoughts, and well-wishes your way!

You can just see her strength in that little smile.

Kelly said...

What a precious little sweetheart, thinking of you all and sending hugs her way!! <3

Betsy said...

Saying prayers for your sweet niece!

tara said...

Praying for sweet baby girl! <3

Mary said...

Not fair at all. Will pray for her and your family.

Lindsey said...

She is one brave little girl. I'm hoping that everything went well today!

Emily said...

Praying for this sweet little girl. I hope the surgery removed everything that they could and the rest of it goes away!

Carolyn said...

I'm praying and hoping that the surgery goes well!!

Nikki said...

Prayin! Hope everything went well!

Kristin said...

Praying for her