667409 tn?1309152183

HORRIBLE NEWS - Please pray.

I don't quite know how to say this. But we have some very bad news. My precious little boy, Ian, has a brain tumor. He acted a little sick on Wednesday, and grew increasingly ill on Thursday. By Thursday night, he was lethargic and just acted "off". I knew something was wrong. I then noticed that his "soft spot" was bulging, and we took him to urgent care. They transported him by ambulance to an excellent children's hospital, where a CT scan showed a very large mass on his brain. An MRI was done, and the neuro surgeon did immediate emergency surgery. He has a tumor that is the size of 2/3 of his brain. They were able to remove half of it in surgery, but the prognosis is not good. The tumor has grown "tentacles" into Ian's brain. I am absolutely heartbroken and beside myself. It seems like a bad dream. I feel like someone kicked me in the chest, and I just want to die. Please, please, pray for my little boy. Pray for the best outcome, even if that means that he dies, rather than lives as a vegetable. Oh God...I can't believe this.

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159063 tn?1247272817
OMG prayers for baby ian and your family, I am so truly sorry
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296076 tn?1371334474
there are no words... I will pray for ian
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667829 tn?1297978123
Just wanted to say I'm thinking about your family in this horrible time. I hope things turn around for Ian.
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  i cant say how sorry i am.  i will keep your family in my prayers.
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631676 tn?1333718203
Praying to my mom right now who had a similar problem long, long before she could even be properly diagnosed let alone treated --- in 1991. They have come a tremendously long way since then honey and she will take care of things for you. She adopted me due to infertility so she'll have an even special spot in her heart when I ask her to heal little Ian. In the meantime, accept EVERY FAVOR everyone offers you while you spend time at the hospital. Your friends and family are not doctors but they want to help somehow and can help you with your day to day needs.
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254689 tn?1251180040
Tricia, I'm heartbroken for you and your family.  Please lean on all of us - we're here for you and Ian.  I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers - jen
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