Thank you for taking time to follow Meaghan's journey of healing as she battles Medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer.

Meaghan, our five year old daughter, was diagnosed early November 2009 after an MRI revealed she had a 4 cm solid tumor in her cerebellum. The tumor resection, while successful, resulted in serious complications.

Cancer is a family affair and here I try to chronicle not only Meg's journey, but our whole family's as well.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Back Again

Meaghan was seen on Wednesday, February 17th for her first inpatient chemo maintenance cycle and discharged Thursday. Meaghan was readmitted on Sunday for dehydration.

I wish it was as simple as dehydration, but there are larger issues at play. Her GI track is a mess. Why? Well, that's very hard to say. Meg is what the medical community calls "multi-factoral" and "poly-pharmaceutical." All of which is a fancy way of saying, "We don't know exactly what is making her sick."

I certainly have my strong suspicions about what set this in motion. The long and short of it is we need to determine what her GI motility is. Some of her chemo drugs could have damaged her intestinal motility and caused the neuropathy we are seeing in her legs. In addition, she is on a high dosage of magnesium because Cisplatin is known to cause hypomagnesmia.

At this point, Ed and I are looking at all of our treatment options for Meaghan. Our current line of thinking is to suspend the chemo until all testing results are reported.

Please pray that the Lord will protect Meg's body. Please pray that the Lord will direct Ed and I to make the best decisions possible for Meaghan; that all her medical staff will work only towards Meaghan's benefit. Trusting in the saving grace of Jesus.


  1. Praying for you all, Hang in there and let us know if you need anything

  2. We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.............................................


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