I have a friend right now who is going through a very rough time. She has 5 children, the last two being twins, a girl and a boy. They just turned 9 months old.
Grayson has had a hard time reaching all the milestones that babies reach. A few months ago, she noticed that he started shaking. He'd have these episodes all the time and they weren't sure what it was. So they took him to the doctor and the doctor ordered an MRI. It was then that they found out that Grayson had a brain tumor. Even harder to swallow was that it was in a place in his brain that is too dangerous to biopsy or operate on so they aren't sure what the nature of the tumor is. Their doctor just told them to keep an eye on him and see if he develops any new symptoms or if the symptoms he has get worse to contact them.
Over the course of the last few months since his diagnosis, Jessica has been having a physical therapist and an occupational therapist come in and work with Grayson. Up until about a week ago, he was making progress. He was able to eat more solid foods like his sister, he was finally able to sit up on his own and he had finally started to crawl. But, over the last couple of weeks, he's started breaking into these horrible screaming fits for a couple minutes at a time and then he'd stop. He also started regressing and his therapists have told Jessica that she needed to make him an appointment with the pediatric neurologist. About 4 days ago, Grayson started throwing up. She thought it was due to a flu or virus but he continues to throw up so she made the appointment with the neurologist and they immediately scheduled an MRI, which he is having right now as we speak.
If you would like to read more about Jessica and follow her story, please visit her blog, You're Always In My Heart.
Please keep Jessica and her family in your heart. Thanks!
*UPDATE* Jess just told me that the tumor has grown in both directions and they have referred her to a pediatric oncologist. Please, please keep this family in your prayers. My heart just breaks for her.
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