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3/8/2017 Latest post:
Mom (Paula) went in to the Mayo Clinic for a CT scan and MRI after experiencing severe headaches and confusion. Testing revealed a large cyst-like tumor and 6-8 other concerning spots throughout both sides of her brain. Three days later, March 8th, she underwent brain surgery in Rochester to remove the primary malignant tumor, which was roughly the size of a kiwi. The diagnosis is an aggressive brain cancer that is resistant to treatment called a Glioblastoma, grade 4. Prognosis for this condition is not good, with the aggressive treatment aiming to prolong quality of life but not likely to cure. We know God can heal, but trust Him with whatever he chooses to do.
Mom is very scared about the future, they suggest that we take one step and decision at a time. This is another test for our family and we are openly talking of resting in the arms of our Savior.