We were supposed to be at Disney World this week. However, nothing seemed to fall in place. The resort dropped the ball and didn’t secure our reservation, we couldn’t get a dependable renter in our rental house, Nik’s schedule was all messed up with a school event, it just wasn’t working out. So my husband made the call to postpone the vacation it until a later date. We explained it to the kids as “there must be a reason that we don’t need to go right now.”
For the last several months my husband has been having headaches/migraines. We thought it was allergies, possibly eye strain from the computer. We had also noticed that his head had developed a strange shape in top of his skull but it was pretty subtle.
I made an appointment with our family doctor for yesterday evening. Once that did the basic workup the doctor seemed very concerned and sent him straight to the ER. The next few hours were a whirlwind. They did MRIs, Catscans, chest xrays, bloodwork, the works. The catscan came back abnormal and showed a mass/tumor approximately 2”x3” at the top of his skull pushing the bone out and his brain in. Possible explanations were osteosarcoma (a form of bone cancer) which could have come from somewhere else in the body or could have spread to other places in the body. This is what the radiologist listed on his report. The doctors and nurses were incredible! And completely on top of things. They called a neurologist, oncologist, radiologist, all kinds of people. Treatments such as chemo and radiation therapy were discussed as a possibility, but nothing concrete.
My husband and I have prayed with a great many people in a great many hospital rooms. And there are times when we pray and our spirit knows that this person will not leave the hospital and there are times when the gift of faith takes over and there is a peace that passes all understanding that flows into the room. So once again my husband and I prayed in the hospital room, but this time it was just the two of us. And the gift of faith was there, and the Peace was there, and something incredible also came; the understanding.
With a 2”x3” tumor pressing on the brain, amusement park rides could have been deadly. Isn’t amazing how God orders the Steps of His people?
So later in the evening the neurologist’s nurse came in and ran a few tests and did a basic exam. The results from the MRI came in and this is the general consensus so far; the tumor is most likely a meningioma, a benign tumor (not cancer)between the brain and the skull (not attached the brain, just pressing against it.) When I spoke to the Dr in the ER he said this is what we need to pray for, the diagnoses to be a meningioma even though the radiologist called it an osteosarcoma. And thats what we did.
We have now have the tumor removed andthe healing process can begin. We are still looking at an extrnded hospital stay as he will be ICU for a few days before he the testing for motor skills begin.
- Rick Craft
- Tammy Lynn Thornton
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- Loretta Wood
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