Skip to comments.Update: # #286 - Amanda is home! Cancer free! "Mandy"13 y.o. in need of prayer-lump on hip & ca
Posted on 02/11/2010 10:38:19 PM PST by Joya
CURRENTLY via FReepmail from LibertyRocks 02/11/2010, late Thursday
It was a rough day. We are right now at Childrens Hospital, we came in this afternoon at 2:30 and by 5:00 she was admitted as a patient.
We are in our own private room in the oncology ward - not because she is sick, or because they are thinking its definitely cancer (still on the table though), its because there are so many kids sick with the flu and H1N1 in the other part of the Peds wing. Its nice because they are very private rooms, and very comfortable and homey.
= = = BACKGROUND via FReepmail from LibertyRocks 02/07/2010 [Superbowl Sunday]
I took my daughter Amanda (13 yo) to the doctor last night [Feb. 6]. She had been complaining of a sore calf for the last 2 weeks. I (we) assumed it was a pulled muscle, and told her to take it easy - she was still walking around and wasnt limping, but we didnt notice she was walking on her tiptoes on that leg (long pants...). Yesterday, she came to me and said, Mom its starting to hurt REALLY bad, and theres a lump.... Turns out there was a lump there, and its been getting bigger over the last week or so (at this point its slightly oval and at least 2 in. in diameter!). At the doctors office we were able to get her in to get an ultrasound before the techs left for the weekend. I saw the ultrasound, but dont know what I was really looking at - it seemed the mass was pushing out in between her calf muscles so its origin was deep - like next to the bone itself. After the ultrasound my daughter got nervous and confessed there is a lump on her hip thats been there for some time (a few months???) - its much smaller, but its there.
[WHY dont children tell their parents these things? I cant tell you how frustrating this is now.]
Anyway, the doctor ruled out infection, and a blood clot, and they mostly ruled out a pulled / torn muscle (it would hurt WORSE on her toes if it were the muscle), but they cant give us a diagnosis at this point at all. They are scheduling her for an MRI (of her leg & hip) first thing [February 8], we need to schedule an appointment with our reg. doctor ASAP for a referral to an Orthopedic Surgeon. If the MRI doesnt give us more of an answer she will need a biopsy.
Please just pray for Jesus to heal my baby!
Weve ruled out the easy stuff, and there is no history of trauma to the area either! This leaves a few VERY scary diseases - two that are cancers that primarily affect children her age. Combine that with the fact that her doctors are flying half-blind with only familial medical history of her father (Im adopted), and it necessitates they treat this as if its a cancerous growth until they rule that out.
My daughter is normally a nervous person (like her mom), so please also pray for her to have strength, and not to worry. Im trying VERY hard to be brave and strong for her, Im praying with every other breath at this point.
Thanks to everyone for their prayers over our family. I know so many others are going through their own problems. Please know, you all remain in my thoughts and daily prayers.
God Bless all of you, LR
Prayers for Amanda, petitioning our God Who heals!
ALMIGHTY God our heavenly Father, we beseech thee graciously to comfort thy servant Mandy in her suffering, and to bless the means made use of for her cure. Fill her heart with confidence, that though she be sometime afraid, she yet may put her trust in thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayers for you all, be not afraid. Please update when you know more.
Joya, I will keep Mandy and your whole family in my prayers.
Prayers for Amanda are on the way. Please keep us posted.
Mandy, the 13 year old daughter of FReeper LibertyRocks has is in the hospital with lumps on her calf and hip.
Please post your prayers to LibertyRocks.
Thanks and God Bless.
Prayers lifted, for strength, and for wisdom.
May God bless.
God Bless this little girl and may the precious blood of Jesus Christ wash over her and heal her.
Prayers going up!
St Jude's Children's Cancer Research Hospital in Memphis, TN is the BEST cancer hospital for children in the world. They treat those who cannot pay for FREE.
Thank God for men like Danny Thomas for starting such a hospital.
Continued Prayers for Amanda!!!
Sweet Jesus, I would be a basket case if this was one of my kids. Only through His strength sometimes, are we able to stand.
God Bless and keep you all.
Prayers for Amanda.
Prayers going up!!!
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