Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
A few weeks ago, Paige was diagnosed with a noncancerous tumor, called an acoustic neuroma, or vestibular schwannoma. It is a tumor on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. This tumor affects the balance nerve, auditory nerve, and facial nerve. After a CT scan, an MRI, and meeting with the neurosurgeon, it was determined that Paige is going to need surgery based on the size and location.
Monday kicks off with some pre-op tests to ensure that Paige is healthy and ready for surgery. Tuesday morning is an MRI, and Wednesday morning is surgery. She will arrive at the hospital around 5:45 AM and surgery is scheduled to start around 7:30 AM. Her surgeon predicts it to last around 6 to 8 hours. This site is where we will update when surgery is finished, and as the healing journey begins. It is also a great place where you can leave encouragement or prayers as she recovers. She is so thankful to be surrounded by so much support, love, and generosity. Over the next week, we ask that you continue to pray for Paige. She is aware that the auditory nerve and balance nerve on the left side will be impacted. She is specifically asking for prayer that her facial nerve is preserved. She is also asking for prayer to feel God‘s peace as she prepares for surgery. Finally, for God‘s protection over the surgeon and wisdom as he removes the tumor.
We have had many people asking how they can help. If you click on the link above, Ways to Help, it will take you to options like meal train, go fund me, shipt, and other ways to help. We will add to that place if more ways to help come up.