Chronicling our journey through pediatric melanoma
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Thank you Amanda for updating. We will be staying at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital at least one more night. She is doing better today which can I just say THANK GOD! Yesterday was by far the hardest hospital stay yet. I'll give more details later, I just wanted to quickly say that she seems to be improving. We still don't know the culprit and she has a few weird symptoms but at least she is not in so much pain.
My husband Tom and I have been married 12 years. We have two kids, Marc and Rachael and were firmly planted in the "bad stuff doesn't happen to us" camp. On September 10, 2009 we were told that our 5-year old daughter's "most likely nothing but needs more attention" mole is an extraordinarily rare stage 3 melanoma.
Her life is most likely not threatened as we caught it early and her long-term prognosis is really excellent. However, the journey back to full health we have been told will be a long one. This blog will attempt to follow that journey for our whole family.