Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I'm sorry to have to post this.....

From Margret's boyfriend,
"We got the results of Margaret's Saturday MRI on Sunday. Unfortunately, it looks like this round of chemo simply didn't work. The tumor has grown at its primary site, and some tumor cells have also gotten into the spinal fluid--resulting to several new lesions on Margaret's meninges (the outer lining of the brain). That particular development is almost definitely responsible for Friday's seizure. The overall prognosis looks very grim than ever--the neuro oncologists are giving Margaret less than a month to live."

I'm not giving up on Margaret and neither is Margaret or her family for that matter. Miracles happen
everyday and given the outlook by her team of physicans, one can just choose to give up or continue to stay postive and keep on fighting.



"Onto some more positive news. After about three and a half days of an Ativan/seizure induced stupor, Margaret finally started bouncing back yesterday. She's alert, awake, laughing at our jokes and communicating with us via the spelling board. They also finally started her TPN feed, and so she can finally get some proper nutrition, get stronger, and prove the doctors wrong once again. Hope's not dead... it's just really beat up."

10 comments:

Cat said...

i'm so sorry. i just sent her a card through the site you posted and i will continue to think of her and send her strength.
cat.

rr said...

Oh I am so, so sorry to read this. Still praying for a miracle for your friend Margaret.

Jamie said...

My heart has been in my stomach since reading this earlier today. I'm still sending my thoughts and prayers. I'm still hoping for the best.

TriGirl Kate O said...

Oh, Elaine. This must be so very hard for you. In addition to prayers for Margaret, I'll send some up for you too.

Train-This said...

I have Margret and you in my thoughts and in my prayers.

Mel said...

Oh E I am so sorry and how hard to gulp such a sad thing...she is still so full of young life....my prayers are with her and miracles do happen!!

xoxo

Hugs to you and Margaret!!

kerrie said...

oh wow...thanks for the update. i am hoping for a miracle and so thankful that margaret is a fighter.
she continues to be in my thoughts.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Margaret is a fighter! Hope is not lost - but I'm really sorry for the news. I'll keep both of you in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Oh geez....I was so sad to read this, E. I will continue to think of her and send good thoughts her way. Jen H.

Cy said...

Oh Man...how it this happening?

I'm so sorry to hear the news, and I'm praying for a miracle for Margaret.

Take Care Elaine!