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3/4/2016 Latest post:
Jenna's journey started with 2 episodes of some vision loss and a severe headache. The first was at a basketball tournament on valentines day and the second was a small episode at basketball practice last Thursday. at the basketball tournament Troy brought her to the Emergency Room and she was diagnosed with a migraine. Mommy was in Mexico at the time and of no help!!! So when the second episode took place I was with her at basketball practice and decided to take her in first thing Friday morning. They decided to do an MRI for a baseline even if it was only migraines. About an hour later our world imploded with the news. Being it was Friday afternoon we were not having a lot of luck finding doctors in their offices. I decided to call my team at Mayo and ask for advice. After a few phone calls - one to a doctor at home on her day off - we had a 9:30 appointment Monday morning!! We packed to stay about a week not knowing what to expect - my motto always pack a lot - then you never need it!! After meeting with a Pediatric neuro oncologist we were referred to a pediatric Neuro Surgeon! He was amazing!!! Surgery was scheduled for the following week on thur 3-10 We had to wait a week for a specific operating room that is used for scanner assisted surgery!! With that being scheduled we were on our way home - not even 24 hrs after we had left!! My medical history can throw a few glitches in the process so we have added an xtra PET scan on to the schedule to make sure this is a primary tumor and not something we are missing. The location of the tumor is good for removal, so that is the plan. Go in, remove and see what we are dealing with! Thanks to everyone for the prayers, luv and support we have been receiving! It is overwhelming in a great way! She is a strong little girl and right now just bored because we are keeping her home from school! Thanks again and we will keep you updated!!!