Welcome to our CaringBridge website for Sheri. 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. I am sure everyone reading this who knows Sheri personally will have a story come to mind of something sweet, amazing or self-sacrificing Sheri has done for them. Sheri is strong, faith-driven, beautiful, sweet, stubborn and amazingly loving! All of the things that make her who she is are going to lift her through this journey along with all our support.
In the following entry, we would like to share all that we know about Sheri's experience up to this point. We were not present for all events, so the information that we are sharing will be a combination of first and second-hand accounts. As we write, Sheri is being prepped for surgery so please join us in prayer for her and the hospital staff who are assisting her and performing surgery.
All of this started this past Saturday evening when a headache, which Sheri had been battling for over a week, peeked in severity. Scott and Sheri went to the ER, thinking that she may have Spinal Meningitis. The doctors investigated the cause through a series of tests; one being an MRI. When the MRI result came back, around 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning, the doctors revealed that they had found a mass in her brain, approximately the size of a lime, but they did not have details concerning the nature of the tumor. It wasn't until around noon Sunday that the doctors revealed the worst. The tumor was determined it may be a malignant tumor; a glioma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (based on pre-operative evidence - we are still waiting for confirmation based on post-operative biopsy).
We are here with her at St. Anthony's Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. This site will be a support system for Scott, Sheri, and also for their children, Brandon, Jessica and Carter. Keep them all in your hearts, minds in prayers. We will update the journal as regularly as we can to keep you all informed. Thank you all for your fervency in prayer as we battle together for the healing and full recovery of Sheri and her family.