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. On Thursday March 15th, Santanna had a CT scan that revealed she has what they refer to as a skull based tumor. Unfortunately, this tumor has deteriorated a portion of her skull. Her doctor referred her to the U of M for A biopsy and further testing. On Friday March 23rd we completed the biopsy and spoke with the surgical team to discuss our options for removal and repair of the eroded skull portion; just above her leafy ear. She has lost hearing in that ear and has been experiencing some dizziness and weakness on right side. Everything we read tells us damage to the left side of the brain can affect your right sides function.