Jayce went in for an MRI July 10th with the thought that he had hydrocephalus...but they've found a soft-ball sized tumor behind his right ear, attached to the bone (about 7-8cm) and something smaller on his spine. He had surgery on that same day to release fluid and pressure. Jayce has another surgery Friday, July 14th to try to remove the tumor.
The tumor is literally 1/3 of his head and its pushing his brain stem way over to the left instead of it being in the center. It has also made the main vein collapse on the right side but his brain has already compensated for that. So what they are going to do is try to remove as much tumor as they can while keeping up with the bleeding as the tumor is the bloody type. This is lifesaving surgery and he will likely need radiation and chemo to get rid of the parts of the tumor they can't get. Needless to say, this young family is in for a long haul.
His motor skills may be affected and his and eye sight, but he will probably gain sight back and can relearn motor skills.
Jayce’s parents are staying in Winnipeg in Ronald McDonald rooms within the hospital where they (so far) have been able to stay night by night while Jayce is in the hospital. His sister and brother are in Kenora with family.
Funds raised will go towards travel expenses and everyday living expenses and bills while they are away from home and not working. No one needs to worry about paying bills when going through such a stressful time. Donations and prayers are greatly accepted.
I will keep you posted as more details are known.
- Kendra Dobinson
- K W
- Grace Tindall-Isle
- Susan Hillman Brazeau
Organizer and beneficiary
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