Monday, December 17, 2012

Another fever, ER visit, Special prayer request

I'm a few days late getting this on here.  Briley came home from school running fever (again) on Thursday.  So this was twice, a week apart, that she had a fever.  This time, her fever was up around the 102.0 mark.  I put a call into the on-call oncologist and of course they wanted her to go up to our ER for a round of antibiotics through her port.  
Unfortunately, the annual SVFD hamburger feed and Christmas parade was that night and Briley was suppose to be on a float with her twirling class performing.  She had to miss being there because she was in the ER.  For the first time in a long time, I became very frustrated with cancer.  We've always tried to stay positive as much as possible, but this is really starting to get old.  She has missed out on being a kid so much throughout all of this.  As my frustrations start to mount, I then learn of the school shooting in Conn.  Then things don't seem so bad in our lives.  Remember to keep the families affected by the shooting in your prayers.
I ended up getting sick over the weekend as Briley started getting better.  Briley and I both have terrible issues with sinuses.  I'm better now and Briley is also better and she's back in school today. Her platelets were a little low last week, so we'll get her counts checked again this coming Thursday.
We are looking forward to Christmas break, but it's going to be a busy one.  We will spend the night in Fort Worth on the 26th for Briley's LP procedure on the 27th.  And then again spend the night on the 30th for rod removal on the 31st.  Honestly, I'm looking forward to spending time with family over the holidays, but the upcoming procedures are in the back of my mind.  I'm ready to get this month over with!
I'm requesting a special prayer for a special little girl.  A 9 year old Seymour girl, Addison, was recently diagnosed with Melanoma.  This is extremely rare for a kid so young to have skin cancer.  Alicia taught her in kindergarten and her parents have been by our side during Briley's treatment.  They will be at Cooks for the majority of this week getting answers.  She will have scans done today, meet with the surgeon tomorrow, and will have surgery on Wednesday to remove a larger area where the cancer was found.  We are praying that the cancer has not spread and is localized to the one area and that the surgery on Wednesday will get it all.  Please lift her up in prayers as you have done us.  I will keep you updated on her as answers become available.   Thanks!  

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Thank you for your thoughts & prayers for Briley! God Bless!