During her surgery it was discovered that her appendix had burst and the general surgeon was unable to proceed due to what appeared at the time to be a form of Cancer. That's the word no one wants to hear. We were floored. During the initial procedure, biopsies were taken from multiple locations and our Mom was to recover from her incisions as we waited for an appointment with the Oncologist.
We were fortunate enough to get an appointment 2 days after the initial surgery and our Mom was diagnosed with PMP (Pseudomyxoma Peritonei).This is a rare clinical condition (low grade cancer) that occurs in only 1-2 individual out of 1,000,000. If left untreated this is a fatal condition. Click here to learn more about PMP & HIPEC.
A major surgery is scheduled for April 3rd and will take between 5-8 hours to complete with an estimated 2-3 month recovery. It involves removal of appendix as well as part of the colon, liver, and potentially other organs that were affected by the spreading of the mucus from the mucocele on the appendix. The procedure will also involve HIPEC, an abdominal Chemo Bath of the Stomach to ensure the removal of any residual mucus at the cellular level.
Your donations will be going directly to paying medical expenses during this difficult time. She will not only be recovering in the hospital for some time, but will also need at home care as well. Our Mom will be unable to work for the remainder of the school year as she recovers. The unfortunate reality is that bills will begin to pile up, even if she can't work.
Eddie, Julian, Julissa, and Jayden will be working hard to ensure we can cover basic needs.
Every dollar counts and we hope our Mom will have a speedy recovery.
We love you and thank you!
We will keep everyone posted throughout surgery and recovery.
Julian, Julissa, Jayden (Moms little Monsters), and Eddie.
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