Saturday, April 7, 2012
Our daughter Karagen has cancer. Her symptoms started 3 weeks ago as not being able to sleep at night. She would awake 5 to 10 times a night in pain and restlessness. To make a long story short, we brought her to the Children's National Hospital Emergency Room in Washington DC on Tuesday night, after many tests and an MRI, we were informed Wednesday that Karagen had a massive tumor along her spine, about 12 inches in length and a tumor in her brain. She had emergency surgery on Friday to relieve the pressure on her spine and to try and save her leg function (by the time we arrived at the ER she was unable to walk). The surgeon was able to remove only 40 % of her tumor and said it is cancer. She is resting as comfortably as possible but continues to need much prayer. We will find out on Monday or Tuesday what type of cancer it is.