Corbin's back story and how we got to where we are.
Back in April Corbin vomited for about a week and stayed home from school. (we thought it was just a virus) back to school he went he started to throw up randomly sometimes up to once a week. If you did not know Corbin has been Diagnosed with ADHD and Anxiety. May and June is testing time for state testing which amps up the Anxiety in Corbin. So the Random vomiting was not concerning at this point, it was so random. We called a dr. and they were thinking Acid reflux and was given Zantac. The Vomiting continued, at random. We called again and had noticed that he was getting sick while eating Dairy. We pulled Dairy out of his diet in the beginning of June. June 16th Corbin got to have a great time at deer camp learning how to shoot Guns, Track, and outdoor safety. When he came back June 21st. he began to throw up once a day normally in the morning. At this point we thought that he had been getting dairy and possible homesickness. He got to spend the week with his Grannie and Grandpie Clay in Cambridge. He was still getting sick once a day. He came home for a few days and was not getting sick any more. We went back up to the cabin for a few days and soon was vomiting again once a day. That brings us to after the 4th of the July. On Monday July 8th we went in to have some tests run. On July 10th He vomited 2 times within an hour without eating anything, and began to turn Yellow. I called the Dr. immediately. They recommended that we bring him in to Children's ER in St. Paul. We checked in shortly after 10 am. on July 10th. by 11:30 am he was in a CAT scan. That is when our world turned upside down. by 12:30pm we had been told that Corbin had a mass on his brain and that he would need an MRI to know more details.
July 10th 4 pm. Corbin was sent in for an MRI that lasted more than 3 hours. He was put under Anesthesia for this test, since it was so long. The Results Came in that evening the mass that they had found was roughly the size of a golf ball. That is when we found out that Corbin would need Surgery On July 18th to remove the mass that was found and that most likely is Cancer. At this point in time we are unsure of what kind of Cancer this maybe. They have 3 options that it could be only one which is noncancerous. But will still require surgery. At this point we are staying one more night so we can get a baseline of his speech, large and fine motor skills and some other PT, OT things. Corbin will be at home for 1 week and be able to be a kid, with some limitations. So if you would like to come and visit Corbin I will let everyone know when we are discharged on July 12th. We would prefer visits at home versus the hospital due to the fact that he will only be allowed 4 people by bedside. Or to please let us know if you would like to come down and Visit.
We have had a lot of questions on what our family needs at this point and honestly things that we will need help with are Prayers, Gas cards, Donations, Help with letting out our doggies, and making sure they get some play time and love after Corbins surgery. That is what we know at this point in time I will try and update the caring Bridge at least once a week or if we get new information. Know that On July 18th my Family will be more concerned about Corbin in Surgery and I will do my best to answer texts and calls but We will only be updating immediate family.
Thank you For all of your support in advance!! Know that our Family is feeling all the Prayers and Love being sent!
With all of our Love,
Tina, Gary, Cameren, Trinity and our biggest Fighter of all Corbin!!
P.S. if you would like to help us out please visit Corbin's GoFundMe page at the link below. https://www.gofundme.com/f/corbin039s-brain-tumor?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet