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Friday, March 13, 2009 - Surgery Day

Well today has been a long day. Erin was nervous from the begining and did not want to be here. Shw tried so had to be brave.

We arrived at the hospital at 10 am. We checked in at Same Day Surgery where the took her vitals, got her into her hospital pajamas, etc. Around 11:00 Dr. Walker her surgeon came to talk to us. He had been studing her MRI scans and we talked of what he felt would happen during the surgery.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I just wanted to give you a quick update on Erin.
The tumor has grown and is bigger than it was back in December. =(
They will do surgery on Friday. I hope all goes well. She is nervous because she knows what is coming.
I am guessing she will be in the ICU the first day or so, then moved to the Neuro Trauma Unit (NTU on the second floor) Hoping all goes well we will get to come home in about 5 - 7 days after surgery.

I will update her web-site from the hospital so everyone will know what is happening.

Erin needs your help!

Hello to all my friends!

This blog is a cry for help. My dear little Erin as you know has had a regrowth of her brain tumor. Over the last 3 years we have done all we can to help her fight this disease. We are committed to continue that fight and win.

We need your help. Erin needs some things to help in her healing process which require money beyond what we currently have. Any donation you can make to help her heal and live a long healthy life would be received with much gratitude.

Update on Erin and her condition as of Jan 15, 2008

Here is an update.

Erin is doing great. She doesn't complain about headaches. She looks good and feels good. When I ask her how she feels she says good. She seems glad to be home and not at PCMC.

As for surgery. I am watching her closely and monitoring her condition. As things change I will post any information.

Thanks for all you love, prayers, faith and hope. It has been my strength through all of this.

All my love,

Erin had a MRI yesterday Dec 30, 2008

Erin had a MRI yesterday. She had been acting a little different, had been having headaches and a few other symptoms. I felt like I needed to take her to PCMC.

The news was not as good as I had hoped for. Her tumor is back. Dr. Walker was in surgery and they asked us to stick around until he was done so that we could talk to him. We waited about and hour. While waiting we went to the cafeteria to get some lunch. Erin was content to eat and just hang out with her grandma and me.

We Moved

I have had a lot of questions recently about Erin because her banner is not on the fence any more. It was a happy, sad day for us, when the banner came down. We moved...just around the corner. But because we moved the banner came down. The fence almost seems naked without the banner there.

I loved coming home and seeing that big happy smile of Erin on the banner. It reminded me every time I saw it how fast life can change. We never know what tomorrow will bring. It also reminded me what an amazing adventure we are in. Erin is a fighter and she is winning this battle.

Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd

I really didn't get much sleep last night. They scheduled Erin to be checked every 2 hours. When they weren't getting her vital signs they were giving her medicine. Then of course she would have to go to the bathroom. Then a beep here and a buzz there. It was CRAZY!

Thursday, May 1, 2008...Day after surgery

Erin started the day with a follow up MRI. The MRI was going to last 45 minutes and they wanted to do it without sedation. I said NO!!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008...Surgery Day

8 am...They came to get Erin for surgery. I was concerned, but had a sense of peace. I went with her down the hall of area that led to the OR I was able to lay on the bed with her until they gave her a sedative and she went to sleep. I knew what was coming and of course I started to cry. I looked at the nurse and said, “I know that this is what you do everyday, but this is my little girl, please take care of her.” I stood there as I watched them wheel her off. At this point there was nothing I could do. Nothing!

Tuedsay, April 29, 2008

Erin's heart rate has started to drop again. I didn't get much sleep last night. It was actually a long night. Steven got the kids ready for school. After school the will go to play with the Moses Family. Thank You Anne Marie! I was sitting there looking at Erin when my mother came walking into the room. I just knew she would be coming. I just knew it. The very thing I needed at that moment was a hug from my mother and there she was. A tender mercy from the Lord. I was very glad to see her. She brought me some water, fruit and snacks.

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