Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Update on Vanessa

We got to see a comparison of her MRI's 4 years ago and the one on Monday. The pinneal cyst went from the size of a pea to the size of a grape. The fluid has leaked onto the brain causing hydrocephalus. The doctor told us it is at the life threatening point as we could see how swollen the veins were. They looked like threads 4 years ago and now look like the size of little not dogs. She is being medivaced to Balboa Navy Medical Center with a private nurse as soon as the trip is coordinated. Balboa is expecting her and they will admit her immediately and get the surgery done and within days she will travel back to Oahu. My good friends are stationed in Oahu and I will be calling them so they can offer her support. All your prayers would be appreciated. Vanessa was actually relieved because she said she knew something serious was going on by the symptoms she was having.

4 comments:

Jen said...

Sending prayers and hugs.....keep us posted.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Sending prayers and lots of them!

Cheryl said...

Continuing to pray for Vanessa and the surgeons and all who come in contact with her.

Cheryl

Nadine said...

I will continue to pray. The good news is they know what's wrong - praying that God guides the doctor's hands.