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Nov 30, 2018
Welcome to Libby's CaringBridge website.
Libby started having 'spike' headaches at the end of the summer break. They would last a few seconds then go away. Sometimes being very, very painful. They started as one every few days and very quickly grew to be multiple times a day, then multiple times an hour. Several visits to the doctors with all the general tests; antibiotics, steroids, sinus cat scan. Nothing to pin the problem on. A neurology appointment was set up but we would have to wait a few weeks for that. Then a couple of doses of sick, and problems getting to sleep and we felt there must be something else we could try in the meantime. Another visit to the doctors and blood work was done... then...... an MRI. No one ever though the MRI would show anything. But it did. And there the journey started. The MRI showed a Glioma in the Brain Stem, further biopsy test showed it was cancerous. The fight to get rid of 'Cachu', as we named it, has begun.
The outpouring of love and support from our family and Friends has been amazing. It is hard for us to keep on top of it all, so this is where we will keep you all updated. Please check back regularly to track progress.
Thankyou for your support, we wont get through this without you all!