Bebe Dorris Bebe Oldham Dorris

First post: Jan 5, 2021 Latest post: May 4, 2021
Welcome to Bebe's CaringBridge website.  My name is Brittney, and I am honored to share Bebe's story with you.

Upon struggling with some balance issues, headaches and vision changes, Bebe underwent several tests including an MRI which revealed that she has a brain tumor in the pons section of the brainstem.  This tumor is pressing on her cerebellum causing her symptoms.  She received this diagnosis on 12/26/2020.  On Tuesday 12/29/2020 she and Kyle went to see a Neurosurgeon who promptly admitted Bebe to the hospital in order to administer a steroid via IV to reduce swelling in her brain, run a multitude of tests and perform a biopsy.  The steroid worked in reducing the swelling, and Bebe began to feel better as the symptoms eased up and even at times subsided.  The biopsy was performed on Thursday morning 12/31/2020 and results obtained thus far show that the tumor is a pontine glioma and is malignant.  Due to the location of the tumor, it is inoperable and there is no cure.  However, there is a treatment plan of radiation (30 treatments, M-F for six weeks) and a chemo pill.  Kyle and Bebe have a consultation with her Radiation team on Tuesday 1/5/2021 to discuss the treatment plan which would likely begin in 2-3 weeks once the biopsy incision has healed.

This news is shocking and hard to process.  Once you catch your breath, my guess is that your first desire is to want to help in any way you can.  We will use this website to keep you up to date on Bebe's health journey as well as specific ways you can help.  Bebe and Kyle need your prayers right now.  Please pray for healing and leave a message of encouragement in the Well Wishes section on this website.  Physical cards and notes can be sent to Bebe at this address:  527 Belle Pointe Court, Nashville, TN  37221.   

If you know Bebe, you love Bebe.  She is as strong as they come.  Every hardship she has endured has prepared her for this journey.  My prayer is for healing and for her to be flooded by love and support.  I have been amazed at her attitude as she has absorbed the initial "earthquake" of life altering news as well as the subsequent aftershocks.  She is looking for the positives everywhere, focusing on hope, and recognizing her blessings.  A couple verses have come to mind repeatedly as I have talked with Bebe this past week.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.  Romans 15:13

Thanks for visiting this site and letting Bebe feel your support!