Monday, July 19, 2010

updates post surgery!

Surgery went very well (July 7) at OSU. There was a blood clot at the end of one of the brain lesions that was dying from the Gamma knife in Janaury. It was thought that the surgery would take 3 hours but everyone was pleasantly suprised when the surgeon contacted us after an hour with good news. She had been having epidsodes of headaches, forgettfulness and inability to finish a sentence. This was because the clot was blocking off the spinal fluid due to swelling and increased intracranial pressures. When the surgeon made the incision to remove the clot, the pressure was so great the clot emerged with the dead lesion attached. He then removed both quite easily. She did well after, transferred to the SICU for close monitoring and then went home 2 days later. We were all very thrilled with the outcome and hope that this was the reason for all the neuro changes....... She continues to rest and improve at is the most important at this time which will give the swelling time to decrease the brain a chance to catch up. Thank you all for your prayer and well wishes during this time. It meant a great deal to all of the family. It is hard to say how thankful we all are to those who are with us in this fight. Aleisha is one brave person and she is truly a fighter!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Today Aleisha is going in for a crainiotomy to drain the blood in her brain. Please keep her in your prayers for a safe surgery and recovery.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Today she needs your prayers

Happy 42nd Birthday Aleisha (7/6/10)

Aleisha had a seizure Saturday night. She was vomiting (from the chemo) and then just started seizing. They rushed her to the hospital and a few hours later she woke up. They were not really sure what caused it. She does have cerebral palsy, so they thought it could be that. They had planned to do a CT this week of her brain to see if the cancer was spreading more. Then early this morning she had another. So now they are rushing her to Ohio State University, which is a huge cancer research hospital she has been going to about and hour and a half away from her home. My mom told me the doctors are really worried there is bleeding on the brain, but we won't know until they run more tests.

Please keep Aleisha in your prayers today.