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9/25/2014 Latest post:
Welcome to Little Miss T's CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We call it 'Little Miss T' because that is what her Aunt Theresa always calls her.
Theresa was diagnosed with osteo in September, 2014 when she was 9 in her right femur with mets in both lungs. and had MAP, became resistant on that, then when she became resistant she was put on Etopiside with Ifosfomide, but mets in lungs grew on that so they put her on Doxitaxal with gemicitobene till they could get her on a genetic targeting trial. Between the Etop/ifo and dox/gem she had a rotationplasty.
Then she had thoracoscopic surgery in April of 2015 to remove 3 of the largest tumors which were analyzed and match for agents that would be most likely to kill or stop the cancer in her. She's been thru hell and back and still wants to play.
Right now, she is doing well.
September 2014 intro:
Theresa is 9 years old. She is the youngest of a family of 11 children. She's loves all of her family. and her family loves her. We are committed to do everything we can to get her through this. Theresa is just a nine year old girl like any other. Peridot green is her favorite color. She funny and smart, and creative She sings. She loves to swim. She Loves to run and play. She loves her friends, and Barbies, my little pony, and American girl dolls. She loves to dance and do gymnastics. She was always dancing. Last week she dreamed she was running and dancing. But then she woke up. We all woke up.
We thought she just injured her growth plate.
Back in May she hit her leg. And then she started to limp. And then limp some more. We took her to a doctor who said she simply had a growth plate injury, and she should just stay off her leg for a while. So Theresa wore a brace and limited her walking. I looked up growth plate injury and saw that it would indeed take a while to heal and for a long time it stayed the same, till suddenly her leg began to hurt at night. and by August Theresa was crying every day. So I took her to another doctor who eventually sent her to Milton-Hershey Medical Center where they took more xrays and what they saw alarmed them. I knew something was wrong when they got very quiet, and began to look at me, then away, then at Theresa.
And suddenly it was like a huge tidal wave came and swept us up and we were caught by a current that we could not swim against...and in less then 48 hours Theresa had a mediport placed, and was getting her first round of chemotherapy: Doxorubicin and cisplatin.
To say that this all was like a bus hit me broad side is an understatement. At one point I was just watching myself talk to the doctors...and calling her dad to tell him the worst news any parent could ever get: Our baby has high grade Metastatic Osteogenic sarcoma that has spread from the tumor in her right femur to her lungs.
Everything is changed. Theresa and her family will be in for the fight of her life but we believe in the golden power of prayer.
For Theresa, prayers are gold. And this page is where we are asking for that gold. For you to pray and pray and pray some more.
Because one day soon, Theresa WILL dance again....even if its with just half a leg. Because Theresa can do anything. Shes that kind of kid. Jesus, I trust in you Mary