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Saturday, October 29, 2011



REALLY Scared Right Now

There are a lot of things that make parents scared regarding our children. But for a cancer parent there is one thing that we fear more than anything.

The girls went to Grandma's last night and today and just came home. Grandma told me Rebekah was complaining of her cheek being tender. Her cheek is indeed swollen and it looks like it did when her tumor started growing.

Obviously there are a lot of things that can give us a swollen cheek. I have looked all over inside her mouth and outside and I don't see any obvious bites, wounds, etc. That makes me REALLY scared right now...

UPDATE SUNDAY MORNING 9:00
I have spoken with Rebekah's doctor and for the first time speaking with this particular doc, his "control of the situation" was actually a bit calming to me. I am apparently a different patient than I have been. He basically said remember Occam's Razor - when you hear hoof beats think horses, not zebras.

In other words there are a lot of things that it could be that are more likely than a recurrence (there, I said the word.) He wants us to work through some things today that might help to rule some of them out. A VERY positive in his mind is that the swelling in her face is tender to the touch as generally a tumor growth would not be. Not so positive, but still not definitive is that she doesn't have a fever. We will be watching throughout the day and decide more tomorrow.

Some prayers right now would be a good thing.

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At Saturday, October 29, 2011 7:19:00 PM, Blogger Sue Z Left a thought...

Scared for you ... and praying!

 
At Saturday, October 29, 2011 7:43:00 PM, Anonymous Rebecca Left a thought...

I am Praying for her, AND you, that it is nothing serious, i would be scared too, but hopefully it is just something different!!!

 
At Sunday, October 30, 2011 7:37:00 AM, Blogger Debbie Left a thought...

Oh, no! My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Please keep us posted.

 
At Sunday, October 30, 2011 8:53:00 AM, Blogger Eva Left a thought...

Please, Lord, no more. Praying, Scott.

 
At Sunday, October 30, 2011 9:35:00 AM, Blogger Sue Z Left a thought...

I can see a ray of hope in the doctor's comments. Tenderness = swelling and so it may be a dental issue ... inflammation or infection maybe? I know that she has had dental issues since radiation ... praying that this is more a result of cancer treatment than cancer itself!

 
At Sunday, October 30, 2011 10:53:00 AM, Anonymous Lisa Baldie Left a thought...

Does she get ear infections, or had one recently? My youngest daughter had something similar a few years ago. Her cheek was swollen and tender. It turned out to be a severe inner ear infection that never healed on it's own.Only a CT scan could find it. The ear scopes in the doctors office were not sophisticated enough to see the blockage that deep.Praying it is something easy to find and fix.

 
At Sunday, October 30, 2011 12:11:00 PM, Blogger Shelli Davis-Wilson Left a thought...

Praying for Rebekah and you!!!

 
At Sunday, October 30, 2011 11:02:00 PM, Anonymous Kimberlee Henderson Left a thought...

We are praying for you. Understand your fear as we have been down that same road and are traveling it now. Please keep us informed.

 
At Monday, October 31, 2011 10:30:00 AM, Blogger Tia Left a thought...

Praying that God will comfort you and give you peace right now. Expect Him to be your "strong tower" and "refuge" from this frightening situation. He will get you through.

 

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