Quick Update

I’m posting this from a mobile phone, so forgive the lack of photos and direct links, which I usually strive to include.

Since Wenesday, we have had a roller coaster of an adventure. Sophie had a cellular mass in her brain that created a blockage keeping cerebral fluid from properly flowing through a channel near the mass. This created a rather large cist that put lots of unwanted pressure on the part of her brain responsible for balance, coordination and gait (among other things).

Yesterday my baby had brain surgery. They drained the cist and scraped out all of the tumor that they could see. She woke up from the surgery strong and angry at the world, but also beggigng for chocolate milk and fruit snacks. They couldn’t let her eat because she had a breathing tube during the surgery that had only recently been removed, and they didn’t want her to throw it all up.

Right now Sophie is sleeping. Hopefully, in just half an hour or so she will go in for an MRI to determine if all of the tumor was removed in the surgery she had yesterday. Because they are going to put her under for the MRI she is still fasting.

I don’t want to be doing this when she wakes up mad here soon (she hasn’t had any real food for over two days). So rest assured that she is doing well, the rest of the family is getting good rest and we are grateful for the extremely favorable circumstances that have enabled us to be here at such an excellent hospital in our time of need.

As soon as things settle down after she is discharged and the holidays have passed, I will post a detailed account of all that has transpired since Wednesday.

For now, use the links on the right to navigate to our web album titled “cell phone photos” to see the latest photos I upload from the hospital. Remember, first you’ll click on the link for our family photo album, then you need to find the specific album titled “cell phone photos.”


I recently typed up a much more detailed description of the events outlined here. Please follow this link to read the full article with photos.



Filed under Milestones, Sophie PMA

4 responses to “Quick Update

  1. We will include her in our prayers

  2. Autumn

    I’m glad for the update. I’ve been thinking about you guys a lot. I’ve been praying for all of you and hope that everything goes well. I’m glad the surgery went okay. I can’t imagine going through all that but I know you’ll be taken care of. Sorry I can’t be there to help! Or give cookies. : )

  3. Oh my goodness! I hope everything will be alright. We will keep you in our prayers.

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