Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Update #2

This is a hard post for me to write. We got the results back about the tumor that was removed from Paige's back last week - they weren't good. The pathology report stated that it was a malignant spindle cell sarcoma - the tissues and slides were all sent up to Primary Children's Hospital for more testing and diagnosis. There are lots of cancers that fit under the category malignant spindle cell sarcoma so Primary Children's should be able to diagnose which cancer we are fighting. Here are the very few facts I know - the cancer cells went clear to the edges of the tumor which means that they will do more surgery to remove even more tissue - possibly even muscle tissue. Our surgeon said sometimes that is all that is needed - but there is possibility that radiation or chemotherapy will also be needed. The surgeon also said it is a rare form of cancer for a patient so young, so there are few answers right now. On my way home from the surgeons office our family doctor called. He had called the onocology unit at Primary Children's Hospital and said that they should be calling us today to set up an appointment for us to meet with one of their doctors this week.
I am so grateful for the peace that I feel right now. I truly know that everything is going to be "alright" - I really believe that I will be able to continue to raise Paige in this life, but if that is not what Heavenly Father means by "alright" - I am grateful beyond words for my knowledge and faith in the Plan of Salvation. I can't even imagine going through something like this without that knowledge and faith - it would be completely devastating. I have felt my Heavenly Father's love stronger this past couple of weeks than ever before - I know he is very aware of my prayers right now. I don't know if I can completely say that I am grateful for trials in my life - but I can say that I am grateful for the chance to grow closer to my Heavenly Father.
I will keep updating as I have more to report - we truly appreciate all your prayers on our behalf.

7 comments:

Tasha said...

You are an amazing example of strength and in our prayers. Thanks for the update, please let us know what else you find out when you can.

Jennifer Small said...

Crap! You don't need one more trial in your life! I love your testimony and am so grateful that you are feeling comforted. I will do anything to help you. I'm serious! Please let me know. You are very welcome to come and bring your kids up here when you go to Primary Children's. Or I can come down.

Anonymous said...

Heidi
I can't believe how much you are going through! Your strength amazes me. You are in our prayers and our fast this Sunday will be for you, Paige and your family

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the anonymous comment, that was me
LaRae

Sharon McKee said...

I will keep praying for your family. I am so sorry you have to go through this. I do wish I was closer to help. I am glad you have such a great ward.

The Hojnackes said...

I have a friend here in Vegas who's son has cancer. He is probably 3. This is her second child to have cancer. They use this great website where you can use to keep everyone informed. It is http://www.caringbridge.org/

Riley and Brittney said...

You are officially the strongest person I know. Thank you for being such a great example and for having such a strong testimony. I will definately keep you, your family, and Paige in my prayers. Let me know if there is anything else that I can do.