Category: brain tumor

Halloween is the worst day and happiest day of my life

Halloween has a different meaning for our family since 10/31/2012. It was the worst day and the best day of my life. On that day my son went through brain surgery to remove his cancerous brain tumor. The journey was tough in the beginning with complications and those memories will forever be etched in my... Read more »

Therapy Shelter Dogs--Rescuing Dogs, Saving People

My son had a brain tumor removed on Halloween of this year.  His recovery was complicated by numerous seizures which kept him in the ICU for 8 days.   He was on a great deal of sedating medications to suppress his seizures so he remembers very little of his stay in the ICU except for... Read more »

My Journey to Clarity, a Genuine Thanksgiving--Watching My Son Recover From Brain Surgery

This is the third installment of the journey of my son’s health crisis through my eyes.  While the journey is not quite over; each day the road becomes easier to walk on.   Here are the first two installments  if you have not read them yet–My Journey to Clarity, a Genuine Thanksgiving–The Beginning and My... Read more »
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My Journey to Clarity, a Genuine Thanksgiving--Brain Surgery

My son has been in surgery for 10 hours.  Waiting a few hours is difficult, waiting 6 hours is agony, but 10 hours is completely horrendous.  Finally a nurse from the operating room called and told us he should be out of surgery in 15 minutes.  I had a huge sigh of relief; we will... Read more »

My Journey to Clarity, a Genuine Thanksgiving---The Beginning

Life can change in a minute so cherish every second of it.  I always thought I knew what was important in life but after experiencing these last 5 weeks, I realize that I really have no clue.  Here is my journey to clarity; I hope my story will allow you to contemplate what is truly important... Read more »
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