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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Brother In Law

Received some sad news yesterday.  My brother-in-law (my sister's husband) has a brain tumor.  He'd been suffering from headaches the last couple months and, thinking it was migraines, was given migraine medication in October.  This last headache started last week and had gotten progressively worse so his doctor worked him in yesterday.  He ordered an MRI immediately and they found the tumor.  It is operable and he'll have surgery a week from Wednesday.  His brain is swelling so he's been given steroids to address that issue but because of the steroids, they cannot give him any heavy duty pain killers so he's suffering, to say the least.  They let him go home and he's going to do all of the pre-surgery prep and steroid treatments outpatient so at least he'll be able to spend Christmas with my sister and their kids.  Unfortunately, they won't know if it's malignant or benign until they get in there and see what's what.  Right now we're just hoping the swelling goes down.  Please keep my sister and her family in your thoughts and send good vibes their way.

10 comments:

Jess said...

This year is just filled with awful surprises! Oh my gosh!

I will def keep them and you in my thoughts!!!

****Shooting good vibes your way*****

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness! Thinking of him and your family! Wow this holiday has been full of not so great news!

LDswims said...

Your Brother in Law and your sister and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the steroids reducing the swelling can alleviate some pain. And I hope that they can get it all when they do the surgery.

Such scary times.

~Lisa~ (Mrs C) said...

Oh Manda.. I am so sorry to hear your brother is so ill.. He and all your family will be in my thoughts and in my prayers..

(((hugggggsssss))) to you, my Friend....

amandakiska said...

How scary! Praying for you guys...

Stephanie M. said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. You'll be in my thoughts.

-Grace- said...

I am sorry for this bad news. Sending you lots of love and good vibes!

Patrick said...

Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law; prayers and best wishes for him and the family.

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

Best wishes to you and your family during this difficult time.

Jacquie said...

I will keep you sister and her family in my prayers!