Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Plan

Scarlett will be admitted to the hospital tomorrow, Thursday, for monitoring, fluids and supplemental nutrition until surgery.  They want to bulk her up as best they can and keep a close eye on her vitals as they prepare for surgery.

She is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.  This could be the first of a few very long, very intense surgeries, depending on how her body handles anesthesia and surgery.  She has not had any problems the last two times she was under general anesthesia (for MRI and biopsy last week), so we are optimistic that surgery will be well tolerated this time as well, though it is much more extensive.

We can only hope and pray that we are making the right choice for our precious girl.  The doctors are clear that this is her only chance, so we are going for it.

22 comments:

Andy and Caryn said...

We will be sending positive thoughts your way. We hope the best for little Scarlett. Our Ella is only 2 days older than her. (BBC Oct 2010)

Tonya Wright said...

Your in my families thoughts and prayers. We all think of you and baby scarlett often. Much love.

Lori Kelly said...

Praying hard! God Bless you all!

Anonymous said...

God will keep you and your family strong for your baby girl! A prayer from the bottom of my heart goes to Scarlett..... Keep strong angel!
Veronica Falcon- Houston Tx

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way. Stay strong.

cdub5213 said...

My husband and I are both praying for your family. Hoping for full recovery for your precious girl.

Amanda said...

Hello! I don't know you but I have been following your sweet baby girl's story over the last few days and felt the need to tell you that I am sending my thoughts and prayers your way. Try to stay strong and positive.

Nancy Yarris said...

Praying for your precious Butterfly and feeling for you. Hoping that God makes his presence known to you and you feel his peace and comfort. Miracles do happen and that's what I'm praying for! God bless your little family. B

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers to you and your family for wisdom and strength, along with wisdom for the surgeons. I cannot get baby Scarlett out of my mind as my baby was born October 30th and I was just in the hospital with a minor respiratory virus. I thought of you while I was holding him with his IV and monitoring wires- so hard. Baby Scarlett is in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong mamma and daddy. Oct. '10 BBC

Anonymous said...

I saw that a friend of mine posted the link to your blog on facebook and I had to read. Last year one of my co-workers lost his very young daughter to a very rare form of cancer. I'm not sure if it is the same type, but due to the rarety, I figured that it couldn't hurt to send on their links, in case it might help you some. They are on Facebook under Jamie's Run JK5K and can be found on the caringbridge.com/jamieknotts

I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Kimberly said...

I keep checking every chance I get on here and Facebook. Thank you for keeping us updated. I am trying to spread the word as well to get more people praying for her. Bless you and your entire family, especially that beautiful baby girl.

Peytonsmom said...

Heard your story and need to let you know that we are praying for your family! Prayers do work, my uncle was diagnosed with colon cancer on monday, today the cancer has not spread and is in one spot-operable! So hang in there!

Lindsey said...

Praying hard for Scarlett. Her surgery is the day after my birthday, so I will add her coming through the surgery well to my birthday wishes. Much love to you and your family as you go through this.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers for healing and peace, and visions of your sweet Scarlett a year from now, running and laughing - happy and healthy.

Anonymous said...

I have no words to express the great admiration that I have for you and Scarlett. What a family of fighters. My prayers are many and my support, unending. My son is three days younger that Scarlett and each time I look into those eyes, I picture your daughter's and send the purest and best to you. God Bless you all.

jenny said...

Wow your words are so beautiful, your daughter is so lucky to have such a warm ,compasionate person for her mom..I hope and pray that things will turn around for your sweet baby girl, no child, especially a baby should have to go through anything like what your daughter is going through. Prayers go out to yuo and your whole family, stay strong momma, it's all you can do.

Anonymous said...

praying and sending positive thoughts!

BrownFamily said...

I'm from the April 2009 board on bbc and have been praying for your family and your beautiful Scarlett since I heard. I will be praying extra hard on the 5th. God bless your family and your sweet baby girl!

Anonymous said...

Tina said, My prayers are with you and your precious little Scarlett. I will especially pray for her on Jan. 5th.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I just recently started attending St. Timothy's when we heard about your little girl. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and the doctors who will be doing that very delicate surgery. Please know there are many organizations out there for parents of children with cancer and brain tumors. The Okizu Foundation is one of them and I highly recommend them. Lots of parental support and later on when Scarlett is older there are summer camps for her to attend with kids just like her who have battled early on.

Anonymous said...

praying for you and your beautiful baby girl-i have faith- **thoughts and prayers from me and my family** -tammy

Farina said...

My prayers and best wishes are with you. I am hoping for the best for your family.